anyone compare hope tech x2 vs the formula k24, i am assuming the formulas are lighter, but what about power and modulation?
Disagree.....zkampyman said:The K24's are discontinued, but still available. The R series and the new 'One's' have eliminated the pad contact adjuster (pca). The pca was there to balance out the differences in when the pads contact the rotors caused by the length of hose between the front and rear caliper.
They are all excellent brakes. If you live in America you should by Formula's because they have excellent customer service. If you live in England (home of Hope) you might want to go with the Hope's. They are all excellent brakes.
I own the 08 'One's' and let's face the facts. They are the best brakes on the market and not inexpensive. But they cost the same or less than the big Hope's and they are gorgeous. Other than normal maintenance (pads and replace a bent rotor), they have been trouble free. I just replaced the fluid in the line, so they stay that way.
Most of the chest beaters online, whine about whatever brakes they are using when they don't have a clue about maintenance.
Use carbon levers from Mini Pro - it would help. Friend of mine tested this and he enjoy after change very much.Juanmoretime said:I had Hope Mini's of old. Problem free great modulation although somewhat lacking in brake power. I did say old mini so todays Hope may be fine and I do like Hope products
Dave's right, I really like Formula brakes. I used to work in a bike store and you develop your preferences. What I said, referring to Hope and Formula,davep said:Lastly, if you had any experience with Hope USA, you would know that they are VERY helpful people that have plenty of spares, and are more than willing to help out if needed.
It is pretty apparent that you are neither fair, level headed, nor unbiased about this subject. Do you get paid by Formula USA, or just zealously trying to justify your purchase?