I searched a little bit and everything seems lighter (not by much) compared to my Mx-1, i guess any hydro will work well, The hope look nice !bmadau said:Do a search. this is been talked about a lot recently.
Hope mono mini - $$
Formula Oro Puro - $$$
Magura makes some, and others will tell you to scour ebay and the classified for obscure older models no long produced that are a few grams lighter than what you can get now.
I orded the hopes, partly beause they are light, only two $'s (in my book) and have the bling two piece rotors... I'm still waiting to get my frame back, so I'm currently mtb-less, and will see how they work then. BTW, I went the 160/140 route.
Why do you say that?Rich A. said:If you're concerned about weight, then try to get brakes that match your mounts... 51mm IS (always IS mount for the rear) or the post mount for the fork so you don't have to use an adapter. I made the "mistake" of buying brakes that are exact opposite, so I was required to use the adapters on the front and rear.
Here's the short list... note that some brakes can be purchased with either mounting option...
Old style XT 4 pots (not good for xc though)
Magura Marta (uncommon, but can be ordered)
I guess I'm the only one that really likes martas. FYI, my rear weighed in slightly under claimed weight - somthing like 320 (my front is a 180mm rotor, they don't publish weight for it but it came in at about 370). I'm not sure what you mean about the adaptor adding 20g; martas are a direct IS-mount, there is no adapter. Another nice thing about maggies is they come pre-bled, bleeding is not a regular part of maintence, and the fluid doesn't need to be changed (I ran a set of HS-22s for 12 years without ever opening them for any reason); nice if fiddleing with hydraulic fluid scares you.aussie_yeti said:Further to that they really are light - 351 grams for a front brake including everything. Marta's are claimed 324 without the adaptor which adds about 20 grams - the new Avid Juicy Ultimates are claimed 343 for a front brake without the adaptor.