I haven't seen to much feedback from these brakes. Anybody use these and how do you find they compare with the other lightweight alternatives?
Sorry Eliflap, i know you also have the Formula "The one" and just looking at the graphs below tells me that it can't be true. The XX is one of the weaker brakes available at the moment. Definitely weaker than the regular Elixir and A LOT less powerful than the Formula.eliflap said:i used on my Flash team.
wow ! what a power !!
No-the one is a labeled as a All-Mountain Brake but just slightly heavier than the R1!DavidR1 said:Wish that German magazine would have tested the Formula R1's and Hope Race. Would have been a much better comparison with the XX.
After all, isn't The One brake a DH specific brake??
eliflap said:i used on my Flash team.
wow ! what a power !!
interesting-the guy saying it is powerful obvisouly never used another disc before and the second user isn't really happy with them either.chuckie33 said:http://content.mtbr.com/cat/brakes/disc-brake-system/avid/xx/PRD_448741_1507crx.aspx
The only two reviews posted here both agree that the brakes are very powerful.
Well - the weights in BIKE-magazine were given for all brakes with the same lenght hose and the same parts included."The one" was just 24g heavier than the XX (front brake only).But by reading closer i see they also included the rotors and bolts so the Formula has an advantage with the lighter rotors here...Cezex said:I'm sorry Nino, but you're mistaken:
The One - 195 + 214 = 409g
R1 - 167 +182 = 349g
XX - 158 +183 = 343g
So R1 weights 60g less and XX 66g less than The One.
That doesn't sound good! I'm riding this weekend so I don't think I'll get to it before then. The levers feel good and firm, though.Cezex said:bholwell: Rebleed them before riding. Mine rear one had a lot of strange stuff floating in oil.
Mine wasn't so maybe it was a problem in one item only.bholwell said:The levers feel good and firm, though.
Yes, rebleeded both of them. Font was ok, rear sucked, I could touch the handlebar with the lever. The "strange stuff" looked like pieces of inner hose (don't know how it's called in english so it's hard to explain). Now they feel much more firmer just as I like.bholwell said:Did you replace the fluid in both brakes? Did both have the "stange stuff" in the fluid?