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    what do your juicy 7's sound like?

    Hey Guys,
    I'm looking into upgrading to Avid Juicy Seven's, but I've heard some people complaining about them being terribly loud. For those that have experience, are they?

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    They can be loud, however Hope's are definately louder than the Juicy's. A couple of my mates run Juicy 7's and 5's and I find my older Hayes Mag's ar louder. One thing which some people find and only some brakes get for some reason wth the Juicy's is a minor pulsing through the system. This is ony really noticeable through hard, late, borderline locking up. It is however not a problem for me but some people hate it. See if you can try a ride on someone's bike and look for it. (this pulsing is only fraction's of a millimeter in fluctuation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopper
    They can be loud, however Hope's are definately louder than the Juicy's. A couple of my mates run Juicy 7's and 5's and I find my older Hayes Mag's ar louder. One thing which some people find and only some brakes get for some reason wth the Juicy's is a minor pulsing through the system. This is ony really noticeable through hard, late, borderline locking up. It is however not a problem for me but some people hate it. See if you can try a ride on someone's bike and look for it. (this pulsing is only fraction's of a millimeter in fluctuation)
    I've experienced that pulsing and don't mind it.

    I know I may be fishing here, but I'm really looking for some comparable sounds; I'd like to be able to cruise through the woods without scaring or alerting the walkers/joggers sharing the trails with me.

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    not to be mean or to not care about other people but, they need to know you are behind them so, i dont really think it matters all that much.

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    I'm not trying to "sneak up" on them

    I'm referring more to the fact that I don't want to be the guy on the group ride who everyone shys away from because he's so freaking loud (his brakes).

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    I've heard that the Juicy's have a much longer break-in period than most discs, so perhaps these people just aren't breaking them in for long enough.

    FYI: Break-in is required for new discs to properly glaze the rotors. If I remember correctly, tiny imperfections in the metal are filled in with pad material. You have to do a lot of long, hard stops from full speed, or else they will squeal much worse than they have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbum
    I'm not trying to "sneak up" on them

    I'm referring more to the fact that I don't want to be the guy on the group ride who everyone shys away from because he's so freaking loud (his brakes).
    Here's an idea, dont' use your brakes They should be fine noise wise, the loudest thing you can get is an orange 22* with hopes, sounds like a filing cabinet full of bricks falling down a mountain with a banshee squealing it's guts out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopper
    the loudest thing you can get is an orange 22* with hopes, sounds like a filing cabinet full of bricks falling down a mountain with a banshee squealing it's guts out
    Thats a great description of what an orange sounds like!









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    My Juicy 5's don't make a sound unless they're wet. I hit my rear rotor on a stump today and it's a bit untrue but other than that, quiet as a mouse. I think I got a bit of that pulsing on my stock rotors but since I've gone to my XT's centerlocks, I don't anymore.

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    my hope mono 6 is actually prety quite, but as soon as it gets wet its scary. as with most disk brakes. as for break in, i have heard the juciys take a while to break in but ive heard the same about hope. my first real day of riding with them i went down a double black with them, super steep and super tec, when we stoped to make sure everone was still alive, there was actually a whisp of smoke(coulda been steam but it smelt prety bad) and after that they were amazing. so i wouldnt worry about it juicy gets high praise from many people, and so what if theyre a bit noisey as long as they stop you thats all that maters.
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