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Any experience with Hope or Formula disc brakes? I'm thinking of trying something different on this build. I was on the Avid Ultimate Carbon the last 3 years.

SS 29er, mostly SOMO with other AZ locales thrown in. Weigh 190.

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I weigh 190+, and have used the AVID, Formula, Hope, and Hayes brakes. Hands down the formula have been my favorite (light, modulate well, and lots of power. I am on a SS29er. My vote is for the formula R1...

(i am trying some of the hayes stroker trails... because they are like $70 each, and have been impressed so far in the first few rides... they are not as good as the Formula... but $70 a wheel... was too hard to pass up!!)
 

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Thanks for the info. A friend also says the Formula brakes are pretty good. He's recommending 'The One', since lightweight isn't as important.
 

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I have hope w/tech lever and absolutely love them, adjustable and soo easy to bleed.
M4 183 front and X2 160 in back..
 

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tamen00 said:
(i am trying some of the hayes stroker trails... because they are like $70 each, and have been impressed so far in the first few rides... they are not as good as the Formula... but $70 a wheel... was too hard to pass up!!)
Where did you find them for this price?
 

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Jenson USA has been blowing them out for $69 a wheel.

I second theFuzz, I have Hope Tech X2 front and rear and love them.
 
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