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Avid X.0 or Formula The One?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by guiepinto, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. guiepinto

    guiepinto Chimp

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    Hey guys!

    I just got a new 2011 Demo 8 with Avid X.0 brakes...

    How powerful are they compared to Formula The Ones???
    Any reviews on the new X.0's yet?


    I was running The One's in my old Demo and always liked them.
    Before these, I was running Code's, which I didn't like that much...

    Cheers...
     

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  2. frango

    frango Turbo Monkey

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    #2 -   Dec 16, 2010
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  3. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    either Avid Code X0 or Elixr R according to their site
    the Code X0 is Code calipers w/ X0 levers

    the Ones will be more powerful than the Elixrs, but the combo of XO levers and Code calipers would probably be pretty powerful. im running a similar setup to this.
     
  4. Dwdrums00

    Dwdrums00 Monkey

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    The ones's!
     
  5. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    all the new XO brakes i have felt feel like complete ass...not into the lever feel or the engagement...

    If i was you i would go with saint, great power and more parts available than forumula...

    The formulas are nice but just seem to be a pain if you kill a part.
     
  6. S.K.C.

    S.K.C. Turbo Monkey

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    Manhattan - I disagree.

    If you need a part, just call Formula direct and ask for Chris or Charlie. I've been dealing with these guys for the past 2 years and their customer service in my experience is second to none. :)

    Formula Brake USA
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  7. Dwdrums00

    Dwdrums00 Monkey

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    I agree 100% with SKC, formulas customer service is top notch! Charlie and Chris have always gone above and beyond to take care of any of my needs.

    -Jasen M.
     
  8. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    The R1s would be on all my bikes, if I had the money.
     
  9. BikeFan84

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    keep what you have I had some shat luck with fomulas, or get Saints. I may even trade in the 2011 codes for some saints.
     
  10. yd35

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    Don't have any experience with X.O brakes, but I can vouch for my first generation Formula The One's. Great power, great modulation, and relatively maintenance free. Plus, the customer service at Formula is fantastic. I recently lost the female end to my brake lever pivot pin. I thought I was SOL and would have to buy a new lever set (50 bucks, minimum) to get a measly pin. I emailed Formula customer service as a last resort to see if I could buy the pin from them, but Charlie hooked me up with my missing piece for free. Awesome!
     
  11. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    well, I never had any complaints about my codes, and those were first gen. apparently the newest gen has only improved on them, so I think you should be good with what you have. I'm on a set of saint 810's, my buddy is on a set of 2010 the ones, both feel great, mine have a little more modulation, his are a little more grabby, but no complaints about either one, but I say run what you got, you should be fine.
     
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    leprechaun Turbo Monkey

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    Not that this means much but Sam Hill uses XO brakes (levers and calipers) w/185m rotors, or at least did at the World Champs.
     
  13. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    he also used Codes too throughout the year
     
  14. guiepinto

    guiepinto Chimp

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    I never noticed he used any brakes... (hahahaha)

    I wish I could ride with the same setup as these Pros do...

    Seriously, my riding level is far from what they ride, so I want to feel confidence on my brakes.
    When I need them, I want to make sure they work properly.
     
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