Dr S wrote:
I have Formula The One's on my Cotic and they are super but a bitch to bleed and the pads do tend to drag on the disc more often than not which is annoying. They might be overkill on this but the Formula R1 might be an option.
Not liking the Graftons on this- just don't look right so they have gone to Mansfield Anodisers for a colour change- they will be going on my grellow Yo instead. So I've been looking at a pair of Crank Brothers Cobalt cranks for this- very light with the Ti bottom bracket and look cool but will they suit?
i need to sleep on it
Cobalt cranks have a tendancy to fall to bits so I'd stay away from them.
I also have a reasonable number of different disc brakes and to be honest for great reliable braking for years to come I'd choose Shimano. Avid levers go floppy after a few months as they wear themselves out and fall apart. Hopes work well but are a but like British cars and go off song for no reason and things like pads are harder to get (well they are over here). Magura work really nicely and if you didn't want to go Shimano I'd choose them.
If you do go Shimano, the M960 XTR are fantastic - I've run two sets of these for over 5 years and have never had a problem. The other great option is the old XT 4 pot M755/M756 - a fantastic brake