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Hope M4 or SLX M665
Poll ended at Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:57 pm
Hope M4 75%  75%  [ 9 ]
SLX M665 25%  25%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 12
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 Post subject: hope Vs SLX
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:57 pm 
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just put the new SLX M666 on my jekyll so had planned to put the M665 that were on it on another bike(DH rig)
BUT... i have just got a set of hope M4 in very good condition that would look nice.

I have been really impressed with the SLX hense me getting the new ones but everyone always praises hope so which would you choose


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:05 pm 
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Having no experience at all with discs I went for the hopes cos of the bling factor :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Buy British

Then use the British :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:08 pm 
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well wont be buying em as already have em lol


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:16 pm 
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MBUK recently did a brake test

I believe that the SLX M666 were top of the pile in the test, 'Most Wanted' or 'Best Value' or something like that. I was midway through 'dropping the kids off' so wasn't paying too much attention to the mag

Saying that I'd probably go with Hope if cash wasn't an issue


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:05 am 
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Sell both and get the new XT's. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:47 am 
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SLX are great for the money. Hope are greater for more money.

SLX were SHimanos best-kept secret. The ulitmate combo until recently was M775 XT levers with SLX calipers - as the SLX calipers ran smoother longer due the the construction being stiffer. XT made some compromises for weight that affects piston travel. That piece of information came from Shimano's disc brake top man at Shimano Europe when I was on a course there in 2008.

If the Hopes are with Tech levers go with them.Otherwise use the SLX.

And ignore Kaiser. He just wants to buy them off you. New XTs don't come close - except for the blocks.


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Hope every time. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:31 am 
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Hope for me too. Had a couple of sets and they've always been all the brakes I'll ever need. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:51 am 
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Strange, new XT's for me have been the best brake i've tried


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