Shimano XT 2012 Brakes
Got the new 2012 XT brakes fitted on the Mojo HD, have been looking forward to these! HUGE increase in braking power compared to the old SLX brakes (of a couple of years ago), the 2012 XT brakes definitely require a gentle one finger touch else your face will be scraping along the trail before you know it. Dropped down from a 180mm rotor to 160mm on the front. 160mm on the rear.
Just to add to the excitement I’m taking the opportunity to retrain braking fingers, swapping from the middle finger – the most common used for braking in mountain unicycling – to the index finger which offers a better control/grip deal on for MTB braking. Had a couple of unexpected grabs earlier on but nothing disastrous. A few rides in and it’s starting to feel natural.
All up… SLICK!