Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Wobbler on Fri 21/Aug/15 8:03pm

lol avids

zees are twice the price of the xts
xts on 203/180 I can brakes harder than my tires have grip
maybe if I was doing massive decents I might cook the xts :eh:
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 21/Aug/15 8:06pm

Ridden the trails or guides?
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Wobbler on Fri 21/Aug/15 8:07pm

No because I'm not a grotty cunzor
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Scotty on Fri 21/Aug/15 8:09pm

shmoodiver wrote:Um..... have you guys ridden other modern brakes? Brakes with modulation? Brakes with actual power?

Latest gen saints for a while, insanely powerful and awesome, will probably throw a pair on my next bike.

New guides are supposedly good but haven't had much time to play with them.

So to answer your question: yup. ;)
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 21/Aug/15 8:13pm

Scotty wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:Um..... have you guys ridden other modern brakes? Brakes with modulation? Brakes with actual power?

Latest gen saints for a while, insanely powerful and awesome, will probably throw a pair on my next bike.

New guides are supposedly good but haven't had much time to play with them.

So to answer your question: yup. ;)

Yeah saints actually have power but again they're pretty on off like xt's
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Sims on Fri 21/Aug/15 9:58pm

Wobbler wrote:Not the same thing

xts have

ceramic pistons
no split pin in the caliper
levers are slightly different construction wise
bite point adjust (which is a bit useless)


So basically the same then... Just bought for $70 an end. Can't fault that. Its just about cheaper than replacing pads :D
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Wobbler on Fri 21/Aug/15 10:21pm

Sims wrote:
Wobbler wrote:Not the same thing

xts have

ceramic pistons
no split pin in the caliper
levers are slightly different construction wise
bite point adjust (which is a bit useless)


So basically the same then... Just bought for $70 an end. Can't fault that. Its just about cheaper than replacing pads :D


I paid 90 an end for my xts, no shitty split pins alone was worth more than 20 clams for me
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 21/Aug/15 10:30pm

Wobbler wrote:
Sims wrote:
Wobbler wrote:Not the same thing

xts have

ceramic pistons
no split pin in the caliper
levers are slightly different construction wise
bite point adjust (which is a bit useless)


So basically the same then... Just bought for $70 an end. Can't fault that. Its just about cheaper than replacing pads :D


I paid 90 an end for my xts, no shitty split pins alone was worth more than 20 clams for me


SLX calipers are tapped to accept the bolt that XT's have. the bolt and clip is 5 pingers or less too.
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Wobbler on Fri 21/Aug/15 10:42pm

slidecontrol wrote:
Wobbler wrote:
Sims wrote:
Wobbler wrote:Not the same thing

xts have

ceramic pistons
no split pin in the caliper
levers are slightly different construction wise
bite point adjust (which is a bit useless)


So basically the same then... Just bought for $70 an end. Can't fault that. Its just about cheaper than replacing pads :D


I paid 90 an end for my xts, no shitty split pins alone was worth more than 20 clams for me


SLX calipers are tapped to accept the bolt that XT's have. the bolt and clip is 5 pingers or less too.


Hmm last I read they were 16 odd an end + the time to organize them etc. 5 an end makes the decision not such a no brainer
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Sims on Fri 21/Aug/15 10:56pm

Wobbler wrote:
slidecontrol wrote:
Wobbler wrote:
Sims wrote:
Wobbler wrote:Not the same thing

xts have

ceramic pistons
no split pin in the caliper
levers are slightly different construction wise
bite point adjust (which is a bit useless)


So basically the same then... Just bought for $70 an end. Can't fault that. Its just about cheaper than replacing pads :D


I paid 90 an end for my xts, no shitty split pins alone was worth more than 20 clams for me



SLX calipers are tapped to accept the bolt that XT's have. the bolt and clip is 5 pingers or less too.


Hmm last I read they were 16 odd an end + the time to organize them etc. 5 an end makes the decision not such a no brainer


Ordered from eBay for $2.
Because i hate cotter pins to infinity.
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 21/Aug/15 11:01pm

Oo might look into upgrading my SLXs.
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Sims on Fri 21/Aug/15 11:03pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:Oo might look into upgrading my SLXs.


Wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah!
(currently on special)
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 21/Aug/15 11:06pm

Sims wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:Oo might look into upgrading my SLXs.


Wiggle wiggle wiggle yeah!
(currently on special)


:eh:
I meant upgrading to the bolts to replace the pins.
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Sims on Fri 21/Aug/15 11:10pm

Bolts are on there too...
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Re: Favourite Bits Friday: Shimano Xt M785 Disc Brake

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 21/Aug/15 11:14pm

Sims wrote:Bolts are on there too...


Link plz.
My search skills are failing me.


Got it.
Calling it a pad axle instead of bolt.

Dunno if it's worth it when shipping brings it over $23 from Wiggle and $30 from Ebay for a pair.
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