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I weigh 120lbs, ride downhill at northstar every weekend and I currently ride juicy 7's. I feel that the juicys have always given me enough power, the only complaint is that they couldn't really hold a bleed. I'm looking at a set of hopes. Just have a few questions before I pull the trigger.

How do the X2's compare in power to the juicy 7's?

I know the m4's are a "downhill" brake so they will have plenty of power. Will they be overkill if I'm used to the juicys?

I'm having trouble finding a rear M4 in stock. I'm thinking of possibly running a M4 front and X2 rear? My thoughts with that set up is I would have the power of the M4 up front, but I wouldn't really have to worry about locking the rear up too easily with a weaker brake in the back.
 

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Hi!

The Hope M4 is not a downhill brake. It is All Mountain/Enduro brake and 4 pistons are for modulation, not for power. Hope Tech V2 is downhill brake - it is stronger than M4.

Tech M4 have little more power than Elixir CR, and much better modulation.
I didn't use Juicys, but I have heard that Elixir CR is stronger than J7, so you could say that M4 will have definatelly more power tha juicys and much better modulation.

the X2 is XC brake rather, if you ride downhill I would look for Hope Tech V2 on the front and M4 on the rear. That should be the best possible combination for you.

There is no such thing like overkill in terms of stopping power when you ride downhill - I wouldn't worry about this.
You will have much better modulation, so the power will be easier for you to control.

Best regards
 
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