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e-Bay seller in Italy

Contact e-Bay seller clood69 in Italy. He puts them up (other colors as well) for sale fairly frequently. There's 1 set listed right now. I wanted a set for a recent build, but none were available at the time, so I never bought from him. I can't comment on his reliability/ethics, etc. Other buyers seem to have had great success though.
 

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I have x2's and can say that they are great in the right application. For XC? YES. For AM or more? NO.
 

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I've got those formulas. Super light, stop great, good modulation etc. Pad clearance is very very low, so it seems the pads are always hitting the rotor at least a little. Putting in new pads makes it worse. The LBS can make it slightly better, but not perfect. It's more of an annoyance than something that actually affects the ride.
 

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i just installed a formula 1 break set (levers say formula 1 on them however the calipers it says RX). they are squeaky and they seem to lack power compared to my shimano xt deore.

i will have my LBS take a closer look at it.

any suggestions on the squeak and power?
 

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If they are absolutely brand new then you'll need to bed the pads into the rotors, and also bed the rotors in themselves. This usually takes the best part of 1 ride.

The squeak sounds like a misaligned pad/rotor. It also could be that during bed-in that too much heat was generated and the pads could be glazed.
 

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To the OP:

As bt still hasn't been bothered to explain his 'mythical' bad experience of R1's, I'll share some of my experience:

Got my first set about 2 years ago. Had come off Hope mono mini X2 (nice modulation but poor overall power) Avid Elixir varieties (good power for the ones I had, but much heavier) & new XX brakes (not up to elixir power, but light as R1)

The R1's were straightaway VERY powerful. I bought some Ashima rotors with not much rotor material to try and tame the power, and went 4" on the rear too.
They have tight tolerance thats for sure. I got some white powdercoated ones, where they had gone overboard on the coat thickness. I had to sand them down a bit to get the rotor to not rub the mounting arms. They also struggle with the rivets on 2-piece rotors like Hope.
Once I got them setup, which was not that bad a job really, they quickly became set and forget. They seem to avoid the sticky piston issues I have found with XTR and some elixirs. If the pistons do end up too far out, then they retract quite readily.

Those brakes are still on my #1 race dually, and have travelled overseas 3 times for various events I've done. Ive never yet had a lightweight part last so long, and be just as good as it was when first installed. I've bought a second pair which is about to get installed on the 29er hardtail I'm about to build up.
 

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I'm not sure what your idea of a forum is, but for must of us it is the exchange of opinions, information and technical know-how.

You fail on all counts.

Either contribute to the threads you post in or bugger off
 
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