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    Lost in the Black Hills mx_599's Avatar
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    Marta SL vs Sram XX, any thoughts?

    anyone have an opinion of these two? Use would be XC for a light rider.

    thanks

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    I hated my Magura Marta SL's. They never have to be bled. Yea right. I had to bleed mine fairly regularly. And it is a pain. Maybe you should also look at the Formula Oro's. They are what I decided against when I got the SL's. I have no experience with Formula's but I know I regretted the SL's.
    (Sorry to be such a hater, but I was frustrated with them for 3 years).

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    My thoughts run to Stroker Grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    My thoughts run to Stroker Grams.
    stop trying to push your Hayes on me!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTULaw View Post
    I hated my Magura Marta SL's. They never have to be bled. Yea right. I had to bleed mine fairly regularly. And it is a pain. Maybe you should also look at the Formula Oro's. They are what I decided against when I got the SL's. I have no experience with Formula's but I know I regretted the SL's.
    (Sorry to be such a hater, but I was frustrated with them for 3 years).
    it's okay, you get mixed reviews with everything. I have the Oro puros on one of my bikes. I was looking to diversify. I have Hope mono mini/m4...they have been great too.

    I never had upper end avid. I have had Juicy 5's. They were great performance wise but I had what I guess was the plunger seal go on one...and it was close to new so not sure why that happened. I still have them never had a chance to investigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    stop trying to push your Hayes on me!!!
    But there is a "yes" in every Hayes.

    [Hey, I think I just made up a marketing slogan]

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    I don't think hayes has a real light XC brake on par with the other companies...do they?

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    Don't know if you'd consider it 'on par with' the others but I think I would: Stroker Gram. Carbon lever, lightened version of the Stroker master cylinder, ti harware on the caliper, 355 grams in 160mm version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Don't know if you'd consider it 'on par with' the others but I think I would: Stroker Gram. Carbon lever, lightened version of the Stroker master cylinder, ti harware on the caliper, 355 grams in 160mm version.
    355 grams !! why don't I just duct tape ankle weights on my bars while I am at it!

    just kidding, yeah that is definitely on par.

    however, I have contractual obligations

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    Thats funny - two seasons and three sets of pads and my Magura Marta SL is still unbled and work flawlessly....
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