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Reply #20 - 06/11/13 at 5:38pm
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Reply #21 - 06/11/13 at 6:06pm
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Thanks Slothzilla. Due to my anal retentive deal searching I got a set for a little less than that. I also got the wierd funnel-bleed kit thing and some Shimano mineral oil. Brakes should be on and keeping me two-wheels down by next weekend....if it ever stops raining

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Reply #22 - 06/14/13 at 2:59pm
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So when you get new brakes, do you also have to change rotors?

I have Tektro Draco 2's, and I need more power.  Can I use the same rotors? Or?
  
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Reply #23 - 06/14/13 at 3:25pm
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You can use the same rotors.  You have to make sure you have the right adapters with to match the rotor diameters with the new calipers.
  
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Reply #24 - 06/15/13 at 12:19pm
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xchainer wrote on 06/11/13 at 4:41pm:
Shimano SLX's work great and are less expensive than XT's and have adjustable levers. Oh and I have had Hayes Stroker Trails.  Those worked great too at the time I bought them and were a big bang for the buck and i'm sure they will work better than your Avids, (heck, a foot wedged between the tire & fork will work better and make less noise than Avids) but I love the feel of my Shimano SLX's and if you want even more stopping power and a snappier feel then get the XT's for just a little more and you won't be disappointed.

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Reply #25 - 06/20/13 at 3:09am
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Update:

XT's are cut, bled, and braking like a champ. Its night and day compared to my Avid's, and they're not even broken in yet. I was really impressed with how easy it was to cut the line down and bleed the brakes. Just need a razor blade, this weird funnel thing, and some mineral oil and in about 10mins it was done. The levers are lively and easily actuated with one finger. I really like the adjustment screw that controls the lever too. nice touch. We'll see how they handle  Pisgah downhills this weekend.
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Reply #26 - 06/20/13 at 10:42pm
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I've got the new style XT's w/ 7" front & 6" rear rotors on my Nomad.  My previous bike was a Stumpjumper with the new style XT's w/ 8" front & 7" rear.  I liked the feel and modulation of the larger brakes better, but the ones I have now are still leaps and bounds better than the Avids that I originally had on the Stumpy.  The XT's are quiet as well which is a big plus for me.  I would have loved to get the Hope's, but I didn't have deep enough pockets for that.  You will definitely not be disappointed with the XT's!
  
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