Shimano 1999 XT Hydraulic Brakes System Older Disc Brakes

Shimano 1999 XT Hydraulic Brakes System Older Disc Brakes 

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Shimano 1999 XT Hydraulic Brakes System

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[Jun 12, 2003]
Michael Eustace
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Excellent braking, not affected by dirt and water

Weakness:

Lever comes back to bar randomly even when lever adjusted away from bar. What is going on!? Someone email me with the remedy michael@sv700.co.uk http://www.sv700.co.uk Cheers

Once you use disks brakes you'll never go back! :-)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 06, 2001]
T
Downhiller

Strength:

great power, good design, easy to clean

Weakness:

Takes a while to break in, hard to tune

If you are looking for a good brake, but need downhill stopping capabilities get Hayes or something else.

Similar Products Used:

Hayes discs

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 19, 2002]
Jerome
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Powerful
4-pistons technology works well
very good feeling
Best-designed levers (IMO)

Weakness:

Pads tend to rub on discs
Steel hoses are not user-friendly

I rode all the last season with the 6" rotors and had been pretty happy with these brakes. Yes, the pads have a tendency to rub from time to time on the discs, but I don't care. Apart from this, they offer awesome modulation and good power once they're broke-in.

I recently put the 8" rotor in front and the difference in power is impressive. Since I like to go fast and weigh close to 190 lbs, this is a good set-up for me. Try it if you find the stock 6" rotors too shabby.

Seeya on the trails.

Similar Products Used:

Got my hands on Hayes and Avid Mech, but none for so much time

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Dec 03, 2001]
Alex
Downhiller

Strength:

Looks good

Weakness:

Doesn't stop you quick enough

The shimano brake takes a long time to brake-in.
The hayes have more stoping power.

Similar Products Used:

Hayes 8",magura

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 06, 2001]
Lennart Jakobsen
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Besides the usual disc-advantages:
Fit and forget,self-adjusting
perfect feel,so precise,no sudden wheel lock
quality-build

Weakness:

none

I love this brake,it makes me so confident in the most rough
conditions,it seems to work better,the worse the conditions get.Good at front-wheelies(great way to test brakes).pads/disc seems to be long-lasting

Similar Products Used:

different canti/v rimbrakes

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 27, 2005]
Hordi02
Racer

Strength:

Super POWERFULL. No DOT fluid. Quiet, no rubbing.

Weakness:

Could use a 2 piece lever clamp.

These brakes are strong! People say they rub? Mine don't, just have to set them up right, with the tabs. Very LITTLE noise only when wet, in the snow or streams. Easy to setup (15 mins) Work great. Looking for a rear one now. GREAT BUY if you can find them. Anyone from XC Racers (like me) to Red Bull Rampagers should get these.

Similar Products Used:

XT/XTR rim, Mech disc.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 26, 2001]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Stopping power, good modulation, easy setup and bleeding

Weakness:

Steel braided hoses, pads don't stay centered or retract far enough to clear rotor

I think the Hayes stop a little better, but the XT squeals a little less. I have had nothing but trouble with keeping the rotors centered within the pads. My rear rotor is just a teeny bit bent which aggravates this condition. I never had this problem with the Hayes. Drives me nuts!

Similar Products Used:

Hayes

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 11, 2001]
Torpedo
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Stops better than V-Brakes in the dry, and stops better than Anything in the wet. Major Plus with the new 2001 cables, cut to size and able to fit through the hydro guides.

Weakness:

Setup is a little messy if it is your first time. Takes time to seat in.

As with any disc brake took time to seat. The front went together flawlessly. The rear was a bit tricky, we had to tweek it for 2 days getting it aligned right, also one bolt was just long enough to hit the rotor, after about 2 days of riding it almost fixed itself, but a little bit of filing to smooth the end down then a washer to space the bolt out enough to clear the rotor. During seat time where your brakes kinda sux, the rear moaned alot. Now it stops as good or better than any XTR Vee. A little heavy as compaired to Vee brakes but hey they are hydro disc.. I would not recommend for the XC racer who races mostly in the dry, but if you ride in the wet you will appreciate the power. The perform much better than the Magura Louis, you were constantly adjusting them.. So far once you got it right it is ride it and forget it.

Similar Products Used:

Magura Louis, Magura HS-22, HS-33, Shimano XTR Vee.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 20, 2000]
Blake
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

4 piston caliper
cool looking caliper
super heavy duty stainless steel brake line
good modulation (as good as V-Brakes)
V-Brake like levers

Weakness:

None at all

In my opinion these are the best disc brakes that have been made yet !!

Similar Products Used:

Magura Louise
Hayes Disc
Hope XC

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 23, 2000]
Randy
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Four piston design, nice brake levers, strong steel braid hoses, mineral oil, They bolt right on to the IS brake mounts found on RS forks without the need of an adapter.

Weakness:

steel braid hoses, take a little time and patience to set up, getting the right length hoses, sometimes the recommendation of the salesperson or the bike manufacturer aren't the best choice.

These brakes are awesome!!! After the initial setup and break in period they have performed beyond my expectations. I ride in Western Washington where it likes to rain and riding in the muck is not an exception, it's the norm. These brakes have a similar feel to V-brakes without the slippage in the wet. A friend of mine is a brake specialist so he helped me set up my bike (he also uses the Shimano XT discs) so the actual setup went alot smoother than if I'd done it on my own. He also showed me a few tricks to aid in the overall performance of the brake.
If you ride where it gets wet, disc brakes are a must. Right now Supergo has the brakes for $109 per wheel without hoses. If you ride where it is always dry, stick to V-brakes and save the weight.
One Recommendation is getting some shrink tubing (like the electricians use) to protect your bike from the braided hoses.

Similar Products Used:

Assorted V-brakes

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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