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got these two brakes and want to know which ones to use. i am wondering which one is more powerful. got an xcish bike and a beef cake hardtail. i am thinking of putting the hayes on the xc bike and the hope c2 on the beefy bike. let me know what you think
 

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It's definitely the C2, with the silver dial on the top of the lever? The C2 is a closed-system brake and will need adjusting at the lever to compensate for fluid expansion. They would pump up on long descents or under repeated hard braking and require manual adjustment; then you'd have to make the opposite adjustment as and when the fluid cools.

Whichever bike gets the easiest ride, should also get the Hopes.
 

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yes the old hope c2 with the silver dial. i know that it is a closed system. thanks for pointing out the fluid expansion thing. i guess that it makes sense that the hopes should go on the bike that doesnt see the heavy duty riding.
 
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