Hope E4 vs Sram guide RS
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Hope E4 vs Sram guide RS Reply with quote

Anyone run the hope E4's what are they like. Never been a fan of Sram brakes (come on my new bike) and never had hope before they look bling but what do they perform like!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Shimano, Formula and Magura?

All good brakes in my experience.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not just stopping power, but modulation you have to think of.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer modulation. The xt on my old bike are very on/off. I've gone for a set of hopes so I'll see how I go
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the RS Guides - tons more modulation than my XT's and every bit as powerful. I won't be going back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Treehugger wrote:
Got the RS Guides - tons more modulation than my XT's and every bit as powerful. I won't be going back.


THE HOPES ARE AWESOME. also love the fact when you crash you can buy every little piece as a spare!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair comment, they also come with a hefty price hike over the Guides too.

If you want bling - go with the Hopes, if you want brakes that stop you with tons of feel, but a lot cheaper - RS.

As it goes I actually prefer the look of the Guide RS, the Hope's are a bit too much for my taste. Opinion all of my own, of course.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Treehugger wrote:
Got the RS Guides - tons more modulation than my XT's and every bit as powerful. I won't be going back.


^^ This Wink

Though saying that, I had a "sit on the bike in the garage and go brum brum" moment last week, and realised that during the heatwave when the temps were 28-33c .. my front brake lever wasn't returning as silky smooth as the rear Confused .. then after some research found the Guides have an issue at high ambient temps, causing the master cylinder piston to swell and drag Shocked .. all fine again now we are back to normal UK temps Confused Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard about this too - mine were fine in the heatwave.
How old are yours? sure I read that SRAM had done a redesign on the newer Guides and cured it? mine are the carbon jobbies of 2016 and seemed unaffected by the heat.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're on my 2015 Mega .. but I doubt that means much as far as actual date of manufacture of components in a bike companies stock Confused

I've raved about the guides since getting the Mega, and I stand by that .. incredible stoppers with the right pads and big rotors Twisted Evil .. so if it becomes an issue, I'll possibly strip and mod them before swappin for something else Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 2 piston Deore brakes are about the best all round stoppers you can get. Shimano seem to get worse the more adjusters they add and the deores do everything you need while costing about the same as a set of posh pads if you shop about.
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