June 24th, 2013 11:50 AM
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.
June 24th, 2013 11:26 PM
Well, it's slightly reassuring that it's not just me. Everything I've heard from people is constant praise for the XTs.
June 25th, 2013 08:38 AM
The newer ones are supposed to be awesome, based on your description, I think these are the same vintage as the ones I have.
June 25th, 2013 11:13 PM
Doesn't seem like people do much for maintenance besides annual bleed? That the consensus?
June 27th, 2013 08:17 AM
In the worst case I do an annual bleed, for the most part I don't do anything other than change pads (and clean the calipers when I pull the pads).
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