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TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 18, 2017 at 17:53
1 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@Tr011: Certainly not throwing away a bunch of perfectly good parts! If you somehow end up as one of the 0.1% with a MC assembly that leaks, you still have a lot of good parts there. Bin that thing or ebay it! I managed to crack a piston on one of my Saint calipers this summer. I replaced the caliper, but I sure as hell didn't throw away the one with the cracked piston! I now have an almost complete set of spare caliper parts. I highly doubt i'll ever use any of them...seeing as though I can't count how many shimano brakesets i've run over the years, the only two breaks i've ever had were my fault...but perhaps a riding buddy will need something down the road (trail).
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 18:24
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@delusional: Who said anything about throwing anything away?
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 11:53
2 days
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 10:56
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@Tr011: Neither am I. I'm talking about brand new parts, available from legit dealers. But no, I do not believe there needs to be a $20 service kit for a $30 lever assembly, or a $30 service kit for a $50 lever assembly (in the case of XTR and Saint), especially when we are talking about things that have a less than 0.1% ROF. Again, business case. SRAM offers these things because there is sufficient demand. In the case of Shimano, there is not.
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 10:18
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@Tr011: Sure pick the two most expensive brakes Shimano offers. If you are concerned about money buy Zee or XT. Same as Saint and XTR minus some bling. Also I bought a new XTR M987 MC two months ago for $55 and JUST sold a new Saint one a week ago for $50. Dunno where you are paying $150 for one but that's a ripoff...you can buy an entire front or rear assembly of either for $160-180 at any given time. And no, I can't imagine explaining to someone with fancy ass xtr brakes that they need to buy a $150 master cylinder because theirs is leaking. It's very difficult to imagine things that never happen.
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 10:09
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Was waiting for this. They are usually $120-130 per end at Merlin. That's incredible. At that price, nothing is even in the same league.
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 10:06
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
So I raced over to CRC to see if it really was possible to get V4's at half the price of Saint. And was disappointed. The V4's at CRC are $40 cheaper than the Saints at CRC. Not HALF THE PRICE. You can get the complete Saint set (both ends) for $300 at Merlin. This doesn't even take into account that you can buy the cheaper Zee's, which are absolutely identical to Saint except for toolless reach adjust and the logo.
TheRaven mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 9:59
2 days
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Levers you should easily be able to find. As for other parts...it's a demand issue. The demand for Shimano spare parts is so low, there's no business case for offering them. Especially when their stuff is so cheap to begin with...who would buy a $20 lever rebuild kit when the entire lever/MC assembly is only $30?
Nov 1, 2017 at 7:43
Nov 1, 2017
Selling
Oct 29, 2017 at 19:01
Oct 29, 2017

Shimano XTR FC-M970 Crankset 175mm

$60 USD
Shimano XTR FC-M970 crankset. 175mm arms. This crankset was refinished in matte black and then used for two seasons with cranskins applied, so it's in pretty good cosmetic condition. The bolt that binds the bearing tensioner ring is broken. It could be replaced easily, but I wouldn't bother as the tensioner ring stays where you put it regardless and the bolt is one additional frustrating step in maintenance anyway.

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