Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    680
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hayes HFX 9 HD V8 or 2005 Avid Juicy 5?

    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).

  2. #2
    Senior Member nmn25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    My Bikes
    Faith 2, Completeley custom Kona Scrap (1600 worth)
    Posts
    238
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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
    If it works...... do it!

    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    tiny and sessy

  3. #3
    Commited Suicide WannaGetGood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Abbotsford.BC
    My Bikes
    2001 Kona Stuff & 2004 Rocky Mountain Switch SL
    Posts
    2,416
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hayes = Power.
    Avid = Good Cheap Brakes.

  4. #4
    Senior Member FreeRidin''s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Boulderado
    My Bikes
    Intense SS, Old spesh P series, ski/snow bike, fixie conversion
    Posts
    1,474
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

    Chicago Freeride

  5. #5
    Elite Rep
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are the HD version of the Hayes Nine anything like the XC? Because if they are go with the Avid's.

  6. #6
    Senior Member nmn25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    My Bikes
    Faith 2, Completeley custom Kona Scrap (1600 worth)
    Posts
    238
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(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/
    If it works...... do it!

    Quote Originally Posted by AfterThisNap
    tiny and sessy

  7. #7
    Elite Rep
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    2,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks!

  8. #8
    Just Ride
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    My Bikes
    2005 Giant Yukon with the works.
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •