I haven't read the thread but two of my buddies just switched to the 12' XT's and love them. One from Avid XO's that he had two warranty failures on. I love euro brakes. Hope's and Formula's are my game. They are expensive though and sometimes hard to find parts for. The new XT's would be my choice if I were replacing today.Check into the brake forum (but whatever you do, do NOT read the thread "I hate the 2012 XT's". It is 100% complete mindless drivel). There's a good number of people out there who are really, really happy with the new things coming from Shimano and the XT's are at a near perfect price point IMO. Really worth looking into.
Well yeah, that's what I'm running as well . . . however I think OP is looking for something a little less spendy.I've had a LOT of high end brakes on the market (XTRs, XTs, Saints) and now I have Hope M4s on two of my bikes. Enough said.
OoPops, I didn't see that part. The M4s are almost Ok priced from chain reaction without rotors. :thumbsup:Well yeah, that's what I'm running as well . . . however I think OP is looking for something a little less spendy.
If $$$ isn't an issue though, then I retract my statement and suggest Hope's. I'm running an M4 in the front and an X2 in the rear and its superb (once you get them set up right).