Ive had my bike about a month now, 5 trips to alafia and boyette and about 10 road rides and I feel that my front brakes are not as powerful as my 2000 xtr lever/avid v brake combo. I would think they would be capable at least a 2 finger endo. I doubt the need to be bled. Feel free to chime in , Am I past my break-in period and is this the best im going to get ?
When I first got the bike I was dissapointed with the shifting. Not that the shimano SLX were not good but not up to par with my (bought in the year 2000) xtr shifters I had on my last trek 8000 that was stolen.
I asked around a few forums before I knew about the swamp club ( which is cool to have because I am a local guy ) if It was worth upgrading.
Most if not all said It wasnt worth the money. Well they were wrong. I have so much more control of which gear I am in and the added confidence in changing gears on an incline. Shifts are so quick its like comparing a Mustang manual stick to a Nissan GTR paddle shifter. (ive driven both)
This brings me to ask if any wants a pair of brand new SLX shifters that have never been off-road. The come with all the unused XT cable housing and rubber pieces that seal the housing by the rear deraileur as I kept the original housing that came with the bike $60.00 . They are $99.00 online before shipping and even more at the LBS..Valrico area, pm me