Mountain Biking - Hayes HFX 9 HD V8 or 2005 Avid Juicy 5?
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Which would you get?
They are the same price at PricePoint, not that I want to change brakes I was just wondering which would be a better buy for 120$ each brake, Avid Juicy 5 (2005) or Hayes HFX 9 HD V8 (don't know year).
I have the same hayes and the juicy 7s. The hayes are way more powerful, but the 7s are way more adjustable. With the fives, you lose the adjustability. You get better modulation and a lighter brake with the 5s, but the hds will have much better stopping power. It all depends on what you are going for
05-16-06, 05:56 PM
Hayes = Power.
Avid = Good Cheap Brakes.
05-16-06, 08:27 PM
I have both the 5s on my dirtjumper and hfx 9s on my freeride rig, I would say go for the hayes for what ever type of riding. The 5s are terrible they have no transition.
05-16-06, 10:39 PM
Are the HD version of the Hayes Nine anything like the XC? Because if they are go with the Avid's.
The HDs have a larger cylynder and piston for more powerful braking. also, it allows for the fluid to get heated up (thus expanding) on those long DH decents without having the callipers lock up. I called up hayes and aksed the diff between the 9s, HDs, mags, el caminos etc. that is what they told me/
05-16-06, 10:51 PM
I've ridden HD's, and they are very good. Haven't ridden on the Juicy's, but i've heard that they are a good brake.
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