Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

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fozworth
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Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby fozworth » Mon Feb 04, 2013 20:55 pm

Ive been offered a new 2013 sram/avid xx world cup brake set at under £200 .While thats more than half price i still dont want to get them if they dont work that well or are unreliable.Can any one shed some light as i can only find talk on the previous years which is very mixed but this year they have over hauled revised them.

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Re: Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:05 pm

Nope. Spend it on some XTs or formulas instead.

fozworth
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Re: Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby fozworth » Mon Feb 04, 2013 21:08 pm

are they still as un reliable as the previous models ?


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Re: Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Feb 05, 2013 08:08 am

The Beginner wrote:Reliability is better, but they still fell like Juicy 3's!


That's a bit unfair. I had a set of X0 brakes and they feel nothing at all like Juicy Three's. When properly bled they are a nice xc brake but they are hard to bleed properly and need bleeding regularly and even at half price they aren't worth the money.

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Re: Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby njee20 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:34 am

That sums it up for me - if they've sorted the reliability then they'd be alright (at best), but I had to rebuild mine regularly and the finish was poor. But they are light, and the feel was good, when they weren't spontaneously pulling back to the bars.

Personally once bitten, twice shy, I wouldn't have another set, whatever they said.

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Re: Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby fozworth » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:09 am

Think I'm going to stick with what I know then .and that's hope brakes . I'll get some x2 evo's then sham as 180 for a set of 2013 xx 's did sound exciting but not if I'm forever going to be fiddling with them

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Re: Are the 2013 avid/sram xx world cup brakes good?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:37 am

Shimano are the way forward. Even the new Deore's are better than the Avid X0's and very cheap.


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