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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:52 pm 
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You won't be looking at the brakes when you feel the generous and very comfortable lever under your fingers giving you oodles of controlled stopping power :wink:


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I only need a front brake too.



Oh no...not mixed levers on your handlebars...oooo...my eyes!


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I've been running M4s for a few years now, with a 185 disc up front, I'm 15 odd stone and they have never ever felt underpowered. Easy maintenance and parts availability too, certainly recommended...


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I've got hope mono m4s on my MsIsle.

Pretty awesome in my opinion... When I started riding the MsIsle again at the beginning of June I was over 18stone and had more than enough stopping power when you gave the lever a good tug :D


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Just to cast a fly in the ointment I'm running Elixier RS's and have previously run Elixier 5's with no probs at all (and no maintenance other than pads) for a couple of years now , C2's on the Orange (retro ride) are appalling in comparison (braking power/feel/) but easy to take apart.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Formula RX owner here. My brakes are nicknamed "the invisible wall".
If I would be crazy enough to use 2 fingers, they'll stop the planet as well as the bike.

Mind you, the initial setup procedure was a nightmare. It took a while before I got mine sorted.


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