I recently bought these a pair of these stoppers for my santa cruz hightower LT and I love them! Coming from sram's top of the line guide brakes on my old bike, I actually preferred the XT's over the guides. The squeeze actuation on these are similar to an all or nothing type of feeling when braking. Its hard to explain but basically you get 100% braking force at one given point on the stroke and it has a good feel to it. Unlike the guide's, where you get a gradual hard stroke all the way through. Would highly recommend these brakes to a buddy of mine or anyone looking for the best brakes that won't break the bank!