Xt 4 piston up front, 2 in the rear. Done.So I had my bike in for a service and asked the bike shop to look into my SRAM G2 RS brakes: are they performing as a SRAM brakeset would be expected to perform? The bike shop technician kindly cleaned the brakes, did some magic with the pads and handed me the bike saying the brakes are fine. So now I know this is just normal SRAM brake performance and not any contamination issue, but coming off 2-pot XT brakes I just can't get used to the G2.
So I decided to pull the trigger and replace. Will be posting the G2s for sale here in due course for those of you who prefer modulation over actual braking. Will include rotors too.
That said, I would welcome advice about what to get. Based on my 2-pot XT experience, I don't think I need 4-pots, so thinking the following with a 160/180 rotor setup:
Magura MT8 Raceline
Magura MT8 SL
"Shigura" with XTR calipers and Magura levers - apparently this works. Magura levers have more adjustability than 9100s
My default assumption is to go XTR, but the Maguras look great and are cheaper....but not too many reliable reviews.
i normally order mine through backcountry/competitive cyclist, merlin cycles, or chain reaction. ive had 2 sets of tech3 v4 and 3 sets of tech3 e4 on various different bikes that ive had. shimano brakes suffice but i havent found anything with comparative craftsmanship, ease of serviceability and performance as the hope models. with the thousands of miles ive put on them ive only ever bled and replaced pads/rotors. i also prefer dot over mineral oil so thats a plus for me.
You won’t be sorry, I run Tech3 X2 on my HT and FS (429 trail)Ok I will try the hopes.
Has anyone tried an X2 in the rear and E4 in the front?