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my bike:


and of course my brakes:
front:

rear:


levers:


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1. rear line switched to Goodridge too. (pictures soon)
2. do NOT ever buy Goodridge alloy connectors! only Stainless steel! i swapped my levers fittings to SS! too small fittings to be alloy...
3. KOOL-STOP pads. i liked them the most!
4. SWEET BRAKES SYSTEM!!!
5. updated pictures soon!
 

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Looking good!
Nice brakes turned into someting even nicer:)
Still waiting for my second set of 4-pots, possibly the best brake ever made!
 

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I have them too in the 06 Reign, great breaks butI will be updating htem soon to the Hope M4 4pot breaks...MUCH better, lighter, one peice magic design, GREAT rotors as you already know. So, I will retire my XT 4pots...

As a side note, how are they with the floating rotor...?
 

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it seems that your goodridge fittings isn't screwed in all the way??
 

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yep, as i wrote, already been fixed.. the problem was with the alloy fittings they are sucks! (brook up when trying to screw them all the way) so i switched to stainless steel fittings on the levers. much better!
i'll post new pictures soon.
 

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good to hear that..

I got some 1set of 4pots on goodridge alu fittings too.
fitted nicely and had fitted plenty of them with other brakes too (about15-20 sets) and only 1 breakage so far.(crossing my fingers)

only 2/5 weight of the stainless stain ones..

i get some pictures too...
 

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Nice set!

I have a set of m755 with the m756 levers. How are those dangerboy levers? I have been on the verge of getting them for some time.
 

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I have 4-pots front and rear on both my bikes, and they won't be leaving anytime soon. :thumbsup:

One set is from the first release- 2001? And still going strong. New hoses and fresh fluid/pads are the only upgrades on that set. Amazing how much abuse the levers take! They are still slop-free.

I have yet to find a brake that compares, unless you spend 3-4x as much... and even then you don't have the small parts availability you get with shimano.

I went with hope hoses and straitline levers on my AM bike, I liked the brakes so much after 5+ years it seemed right to pimp them up a little bit. I also replaced all the bolts on the levers with stainless steel hex fittings from my local hardware store. They should be good for another 10 years at this rate!
 

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So I finally did it.
I ordered a brand new, unused set of 755xt´s with 756 levers and standard hoses (will do it for the moment). I´ll get some 160mm rotors, but I won´t use them. I´ll directly get some 8" rotors.
And Straitline lever blades of course.

I am coming from a set of 2007 Magura Gustav Ms and before I´ve been on Deore 525 and Saint Discs (Straitline levers on the Saints, too)

I loved the Saints, especially the Straitline levers, then got upgradeitis and bought the Gustavs (I work at an LBS parttime, so I get nice deals) and while the braking power is nice and consistent I hate the lever feel of the Gustavs. 2finger or 4finger blades, both don´t work with my hands. Alsoat 149lbs, I don´t need that much power.
So I always loved Shimano parts for their second to none finish and excellent quality control. And I always wanted a set of the 755s, just never had the cash.

I will sell the Gustavs for sure, even if they are top notch brakes and a thing for themselves, just not for my hands ;)

Now it was either, a set of 2008 Codes or get some 755s and pimp them.
Seeing quite some defective Codes or little issues with them, I went for the 755s.

I´ll get an 8" adapter for my Fox 36 PM fork and an IS to IS8" Adapter for the rear, does anyone have the numbers?

Which rotors should I get? Just some XT8" as they are cheap or something else?
I always felt that the 6bolt XT rotors had a bit less braking power than the newer centerlock XTs with the curvier pattern.

Also the Hope floating discs for the M4 look killer, the M4s even use the same pads, should be a nice combination. Do you notice any better heat resistance with the floatings? Or is it just optical bling?


Greetings Znarf
 

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I´d sell them for a good price, but I live in Europe. I guess shipping would be too expensive?

It´s a 210/190mm f+r set. Comes both with a Post Mount and a Boxxer adaptor for the 210mm front disc. long hoses and brilliant condition. Also comes with the 2 and the 4 finger levers and a bleeding kit and the manual and some shims. I´d sell them for 500$ (plus shipping), mint condition. Pads are just bedded in.

Greetings Znarf
 

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thought i'd add some pretty pictures to the discussion









 

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755 with XTR DC

Yep, I had such a set two years ago on my Kikapu - 755 4pot paired with the '04 XTR Dual Control lever/shifter set. Haven't seen anyone else doing it:) You did see 755 levers paired with XTR callipers (for those who didn't like DC) but not the opposite. Anyway, it was doable and quite nice. Two years without single issue.
I switched to Hope M4 for the BLT though - a lot more power but I use 8"/7" rotors f/r
 

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krolik said:
Yep, I had such a set two years ago on my Kikapu - 755 4pot paired with the '04 XTR Dual Control lever/shifter set. Haven't seen anyone else doing it:) You did see 755 levers paired with XTR callipers (for those who didn't like DC) but not the opposite. Anyway, it was doable and quite nice. Two years without single issue.
I switched to Hope M4 for the BLT though - a lot more power but I use 8"/7" rotors f/r

Here you go, January 2005.
A guy I know combined 4-pot calipres with XTR DC:)
He's a mech so he knows what he is doing.
 

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krolik said:
Yep, I had such a set two years ago on my Kikapu - 755 4pot paired with the '04 XTR Dual Control lever/shifter set. Haven't seen anyone else doing it:) You did see 755 levers paired with XTR callipers (for those who didn't like DC) but not the opposite. Anyway, it was doable and quite nice. Two years without single issue.
I switched to Hope M4 for the BLT though - a lot more power but I use 8"/7" rotors f/r
I was hoping someone had both the 755 and the Mono M4 to know how they compare.
 
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