I went with Shimano brakes. I don't really know how to review brakes. These ones worked. They scrubbed off speed when I needed them to so so and stopped. They just worked.
I also have the CTD lock out for my dual suspension. One lock out for front and rear. I really like this. I hardly used the Climb mode. It is really stiff and will likely use it primarily for long smooth climbs and I did not encounter many of those yet. The Trail mode was good for almost everything. It allows just the right amount of cush for techy climbs and bumpy flat sections. But when the trail went downhill I loved being in Descend. After riding my hardtail for a bit this was a welcomed amenity.
|Look at the size of that cassette.|
Anyway, I am super pumped about my Rocky Mountain, the XX1, and riding for Kuhl and Slim & Knobby's this year. Now if we can just get rid of this snow and dry out.