No offense but those older XT brakes suck (assuming they are the same vintage as the ones I have). I had those on my bike for a season and a half. I'd get them working great for a ride or two, but was forever having issues with them. I finally moved them onto my wife's back up bike (that's the lowest bike in the garage hierarchy). The weird thing is that I had some great rides on them, then terrible rides and without any intervention another great ride.