Brakes: Saint vs. LX

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by MtnbikeMike, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Is there a huge performance difference between the two? Does the difference in cost justify the difference in performance?

    I'm in the slow process of building up a new DH race bike and am trying to make it as cheap as possible while still remaining relatively light. Jenson has LX brakes for $32.50 per caliper, versus $69 for the Saint. Either of these will likely need adaptors and rotors to work for my application. I have a set of LX's on my DJ bike, but want some input as to how they'll perform on a DH bike with 8" rotors. Or do I skip that and go for Saints?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Guess I didn't search hard enough
     
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    I've been happy with my Saints (coming from Hayes). Nice lever feel and modulation. Good overall stopping power as well. And I have an extra caliper (new) if you need one.

    toby
     
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    i have a pair of saints and i would recommend them.
     
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