XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby c0nsumer » October 3rd, 2019, 8:36 pm

I do them in my neighborhood... Gotten many weird looks from neighbors who think riding bikes is weird enough. 40 standing starts... yeah.

Glad they worked out well. That's some super high end stuff there. :)

(I'd have gone for SLX myself. But I'm cheap.)
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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby mtbdudex » October 10th, 2019, 11:46 am

Feedback after a few rides:
Love these front XTR brakes, the modulation is so precise I can literally stop via front only, and do a controlled rear slight lift up ....
For now, I'll keep my rears at MT400 level ... yea ... 2-finger for rear and 1-finger for front.
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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby santaclausersolo » October 18th, 2019, 9:54 am

c0nsumer wrote:That mechanic is wrong. That's the wrong way to do it and will lead to brakes that squeal long term.

Do this process instead, ASAP, before you ever come to a full stop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUV2Eo9ERSk

(Full stops, especially from speed, on non-bedded in brakes, lead to asymmetric pad material deposits and squeaking.)


bedding in brakes is voodoo poppy *beep*. Just go ride. the brakes will be fine.
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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby mtbdudex » November 1st, 2019, 9:31 am

FYI I’ve loved the XTR fronts so much I’ve ordered rears 2 days ago ...
Will post here impressions after installed and ridden a few times .


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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby b_b » November 1st, 2019, 12:17 pm

Damnit man stop it! You are making me want to replace my crappy brakes now.
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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby mtbdudex » November 1st, 2019, 1:21 pm

b_b wrote:Damnit man stop it! You are making me want to replace my crappy brakes now.


Seriously my front are 1-finger precise modulation, the rears ... while they do stop I’m 2-finger Pete and not as precise.
Was gonna just live with it, then decided to just upgrade.


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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby mtbdudex » December 1st, 2019, 3:34 pm

Love the XTR rears also [emoji1303][emoji1303]


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Re: XTR V-Brake "better" modulation than MT400 Disc brakes..

Postby c0nsumer » December 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm

Two finger braking means less control of your bike. Welcome to the new world. :D
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