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Hi all,

I've done some searches and I'm familiar with the issues that the new XT brakes have in cold weather. My question is has their cold weather performance been improved or do the levers still stiffen up in sub-30 degree Fahrenheit temperatures? I'm looking at changing out my current brakes for a pair for a myriad of reasons but as I'm going to be in Minnesota for the foreseeable future I don't want to get something that won't work for a quarter of the year.
 

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hurf de durf said:
Hi all,

I've done some searches and I'm familiar with the issues that the new XT brakes have in cold weather. My question is has their cold weather performance been improved or do the levers still stiffen up in sub-30 degree Fahrenheit temperatures? I'm looking at changing out my current brakes for a pair for a myriad of reasons but as I'm going to be in Minnesota for the foreseeable future I don't want to get something that won't work for a quarter of the year.
if you know they have an issue or have in the past why would you even be looking in the direction of those brakes? mineral oil is the issue here not the brakes themselves. it just gets to thick at lower temps
 

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because it's not brakes in the past, it's these (XT 775) specific brakes. Other ones (ie: Saint 800s, XT 765s, etc) seem to operate fine in colder weather as do Maguras. Therefore, it is an issue with this generation and presumably, something can/will/has been done to fix the issue. I posted this thread in order to find out if anything had changed.
 
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