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I'm going to pull the 800's off my 37lb intense ss to go on an urban project I am working on. My question is should I jump to the 810's or should i go to 775 XT's? I have never been terribly disappointed with the stopping power of my 800's w/ 203mm rotors but more would be better. I am 205lbs with gear and this is my do everything bike. Thanks
 

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I was aware of that. I guess I should be asking which will have better modulation? The 810's or the M775's. I am willing to trade some stopping power for added control.
 

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I've got 775s and 810s and came from 765s. Since you didn't find the 800s lacking, get the 775s. They have more power, better ergonomics, and excellent modulation. The 810s have a whole lot more power and better fade resistance. At 220 lbs, I find the modulation fine but some lighter riders find them a bit grabby. My favorite combo is 775s with an 810 front caliper.
 

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I pretty much agree with everything said above. 765 lack the servo wave so have a more linear modulation through the lever stroke. 775s ramp up at the end giving great power increases but still very controllable. 810s I am not sure if its my skills or the brakes that keep the front wheels from locking up but sometimes I feel like i am just hanging on for the ride when i have the levers clamped down all the way. I go around 175 nekkid.
 
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