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My wife is sick of her shrieking dragging XTR discs. I need to get her some new brakes to keep her happy. Here are the requirements: light, no dragging, no squeeling, adjustable reach. Price isn't particularly important, though I like saving a buck as much as anyone. Light weight is also not the top priority, but she is petite and I'd like to keep her bike as light as possible.

Advice and opinions needed - thanks.
 

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My 115lb wife rides the Avid Mechanicals, which are heavier than those XTR's. They're also easy to set up, don't shriek, work great, can be easily tuned for different feels, are reach adjustable, simply repaired on trail and durable as all hell. I ride the Juicys, which are about the same weight, do shriek from time to time, aren't as easy to tune for feel, are reach adjustable, aren't simply repaired on trail and cost more. I think in the grand scheme of things, the Juicys are more powerful, since I've ridden the mechanicals too, but it doesn't matter to someone 130lb in gear and camelbak.
 

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kgginslc said:
My wife is sick of her shrieking dragging XTR discs. I need to get her some new brakes to keep her happy. Here are the requirements: light, no dragging, no squeeling, adjustable reach. Price isn't particularly important, though I like saving a buck as much as anyone. Light weight is also not the top priority, but she is petite and I'd like to keep her bike as light as possible.

Advice and opinions needed - thanks.
Magura Marta's. The Marta SL if you can afford it for the bling-bling factor and a small drop in wieght. Stops on a dime, great modulation and as an added bonus they are super light.

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