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On one 456 evo2

toastedonetoastedone Posts: 838
edited October 2013 in MTB general
I just bought one of these

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBOO456EVO2/on_one_456_evo2_shimano_deore_mountain_bike

Would you say the brakes were the weakest link?

I got it with a reverb for and extra 150

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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Depends. With me on it, the rider would be the weakest link, lol.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 14,770
    If well set up they are fine.
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    Not tried Elixir 1s, but my Elixir 3s are ok. Not too much lever travel (once I'd advanced the pads), good feel and enough power for my riding.
  • ej2320ej2320 Posts: 1,543
    I have elixir 3s as well

    Probably best to describe them as functional not enjoyable

    They will stop me, just.. But I can't say they're very confidence inspiring and just lack that bite and control shimano offers. They will however do the job if bled regularly and pads are in good shape, otherwise they're like sponges
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    ej2320 wrote:
    I have elixir 3s as well

    Probably best to describe them as functional not enjoyable

    They will stop me, just.. But I can't say they're very confidence inspiring and just lack that bite and control shimano offers. They will however do the job if bled regularly and pads are in good shape, otherwise they're like sponges

    Haven't needed to bleed mine. Hydraulic brakes are a sealed system. They need bleeding when initially filled, but if they need bleeding after that then air's getting in somewhere.
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