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NOS Shimano Deore XT or NOS Suntour XC pro Cantilever breaks on my Cros sbuild?

Old 03-03-12, 11:55 AM
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NOS Shimano Deore XT or NOS Suntour XC pro Cantilever breaks on my Cros sbuild?

Break the tie in my mind. I have a set of NOS Deore XT and a set of NOS Suntour XC Pro cantilvers and cannot make up my mind which pair I want to use on my cross build. Any pro or con for each. Thanks
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Shimano XT:
Pro:
vintage cantilever brake

Con:
vintage cantilever brake.

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Suntour XC Pro
Pro:
vintage cantilever brake.

Con:
vintage cantilever brake.

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Seriously though, they're about equal in quality, and I'd imagine weight, it's really a judgement call on which you think is cooler, or which you think you can sell for more money and use the other. Maybe the XT ones will get more cred from people new to bikes because XT still exists.

Post pics, this is an aesthetic call.
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the suntours look very nice and at home on a modern bike.
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
Seriously though, they're about equal in quality, and I'd imagine weight, it's really a judgement call on which you think is cooler, or which you think you can sell for more money and use the other. Maybe the XT ones will get more cred from people new to bikes because XT still exists.

Post pics, this is an aesthetic call.
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Either should work just fine. Does the bike have a Shimano group on it? That would push me towards the XT. It really shouldn't matter either way. Just make sure you put some good brake pads on, chances are the NOS pads you have are dried up by now.
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Definatly an asthetic call. Unfortunatly I like how both look. I have the XTs set up on the front and the Suntours on the back both with new sets of Jagwire pads. I think I will go with the Suntours and let the XT's replace the LX's on my Ti Miyata MTB. Thanks.
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IIRC - Suntour brakes came stock with the most dreadful pads. Replace with something better (anything) before riding, if you choose these.
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Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
IIRC - Suntour brakes came stock with the most dreadful pads. Replace with something better (anything) before riding, if you choose these.
RTFT.

OP: got pics? I fully support your plan to go suntour and get an LX -> XT upgrade.
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