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Deore M615 or Sram Guide R?

John WhJohn Wh Posts: 239
edited May 2015 in MTB buying advice
Decided to upgrade the brakes on my Inbred. I feel like I have had my £40 worth out of the Clarkes (no spares available etc.

Speccing standard rotors (180mm front and rear) with Deore M615 comes in at £112.93. Might need a bleed kit to shorten the hoses.

Chain Reaction have the Sram Guide R (full front and back kit) for £139.99.

From what I can tell the Guides are a decent brake and much improved over the Avid stuff. The Deore M615 is tried and tested, loved by many, but is still a fairly budget/mid option. The plus for the Deore, is that I have some spare pads from the Clarkes (same size).

So which one shall I go for? Hopefully most of the components I'm upgrading will be transferred over to a new bike/frame eventually.


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