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    Avid Brakes

    So... Juicy Seven vs. Code. What do you think?

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    What kind of riding are you doing?
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    Code is a higher quality in their lineup, and most likely performs better. not much difference tho, same brand, same basic principle, its all the same, yet all different, why not go test ride 2 bikes, one using Code, one using Juicy Seven
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    He's liable to want to put codes on a carbon fiber xc bike for all that we know. Let's wait on the recommendations until we know what type of riding the op is doing.
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    just saying, and i have tried them once or twice, but there isnt much difference...
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    Code is a higher quality in their lineup, and most likely performs better. not much difference tho, same brand, same basic principle, its all the same, yet all different, why not go test ride 2 bikes, one using Code, one using Juicy Seven
    Ahhh, don't post if you don't have any first hand experience.

    Codes serve a different purpose than the Juicy 7s...like Mr Smashy said, what type of riding do you need them for. You could also check out the new Code 5s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    just saying, and i have tried them once or twice, but there isnt much difference...
    Haha, sure you have tried them. There is a difference, lever feel is a big difference alone.

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    i said ive tried them once or twice, meaning both once or twice. they are higher in the lineup, its a fact, just like Shimano XTR stuff is generally better than Shimano Deore, its the place in the lineup. the pros usually get the top stuff, which is at the the top of the lineup. u dont get it do u...
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    i said ive tried them once or twice, meaning both once or twice. they are higher in the lineup, its a fact, just like Shimano XTR stuff is generally better than Shimano Deore, its the place in the lineup. the pros usually get the top stuff, which is at the the top of the lineup. u dont get it do u...
    They are not higher in the lineup, they just serve a different purpose. You don't get it, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin View Post
    So, if you have actually tried both brakes, why in the world would you post "Code is a higher quality in their lineup, and most likely performs better. not much difference tho, same brand, same basic principle, its all the same"?

    You're not fooling anyone but yourself.
    this means that it doesn't matter which you ger, but it surely does, im not sure what each is specifically for, and have used neither, therefore i won't post my "expertice" on the situation as have you
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    Lets not destroy this guys thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyguy8810 View Post
    So... Juicy Seven vs. Code. What do you think?
    They are both great brakes but like everyone has said it'll depend on what riding you doing .

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    soo.... maybe instead of waiting for the op to describe what riding he's planning, we can just say.... the Juicy line is geared more for XC riding (lighter weight generally) and the code is built to take harder hits and such (all mountain and possibly Free ride but I forget).
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    sorry it took so long to reply, its mostly downhill/freeride

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    but I like that the juicy is a little less expensive... if you know what I mean

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    Then get the code 5, it's less than the regular codes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norco_rider77 View Post
    just saying, and i have tried them once or twice, but there isnt much difference...
    That's odd, EVERY rider I've spoken with that has ridden both brakes, say the Juicy 7's come no where nere the power of the Codes.

    Hmm, they must all be wrong!

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    For what it's worth, I have Sevens on my bike (185 mm rotors). I replaced the front pads with Kool Stops, and on the DH runs at Canada Olympic Park, although they're not long, I was happy with the power and modulation. Most of my riding though is XC/Trail/whatever in the mountains west of Calgary, so obviously I don't stress the brakes as hard as someone riding Whistler all the time..

    I have not tried the Codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    That's odd, EVERY rider I've spoken with that has ridden both brakes, say the Juicy 7's come no where nere the power of the Codes.

    Hmm, they must all be wrong!
    Interesting. okay so we can see why Codes are marketed as Freeride/DH and Juicy 7s are not as powerful as the are, but what about the other way around. What makes the Code unsuitable for XC riders who simply want more stopping power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    What makes the Code unsuitable for XC riders who simply want more stopping power?
    Good point. First off, I've only ridden Juicy 7's, never Codes (but that will change in a few weeks, wOOT).

    It's really just overkill. Adding that much more weight to your bike is unnecessary. When riding XC (at least my experience) you don't need the stopping like in DH when you're about to lose control on a chute, so you have to lock your rear brake, to avoid be launched off the trail. And with XC bikes, their what, 35 lbs MAX, while DH bikes can flirt with 60lbs.

    It's kind of like disc brakes on road bikes (not necessarily hydros, but mechanicals). It's just not practical.

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    so you have to lock your rear brake, to avoid be launched off the trail.
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    And with XC bikes, their what, 35 lbs MAX, while DH bikes can flirt with 60lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
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    Yes...

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    so what is the concensus? codes for dh/fr or will the juicys work, I have only heard good things about the juicys but am just curious if they will function for dh/fr

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    I have Codes on my DH bike and my buddy has Juicy 7s on his DH bike...both work fine.

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