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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:55 pm 
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I think these would look great on my new Lynskey.
I am running Shimano XT's right now and like them but just looking to put something on my ride that is a little different.
Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:06 pm 
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Not had a lot of experience with them . People buy them and we never see them again . Means they work :lol: Fit and forget parts . Forever having to mess about with Avid tat though . Lots of new bikes come with Shimano and Avids but the Shimanos are easy to set up and just need bleeding once in a while . Nobody here likes doing the avids .


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:27 pm 
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Yes, I run an X2 on the rear and an M4 on the front of my modern hardtail. Lovely, lovely brakes. These are my third set of Hopes, I briefly flirted with Shimano SLX but returned to Hope with these.

Fully rebuildable (unlike Shimano) and easy to bleed. I like the fact I can integrate my SLX shifters in to the clamps too, with that and the lever reach adjustment I have perfect one-finger braking.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Got a cut away tech lever within arms reach but no camera I'm afraid :(


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:32 pm 
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perry wrote:
Got a cut away tech lever within arms reach but no camera I'm afraid :(


I'd actually really like to see that :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:38 pm 
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If I remember ( or you keep hassling me :lol: ) I'll get one of the guys to take a photo on Friday . There's a pro hub too but someone has swiped the bits so it's just a half shell and half freehub body .


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:20 pm 
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I run Tech V2's on my Orange 5. totally love them. Bleeding is sooo simple. Plus the factory is 5 mins down the road from my house. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:21 pm 
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had a couple of pairs of x2's on various bikes, no issues, very good brakes.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Thanks all, you just helped me spend some of my hard earned cash.:)


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