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Old 09-27-07, 01:44 AM   #1
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Best hydro disc brakes for $200 or less (pair)

I'm used to V brakes and caliper brakes. I had some crappy mechanical disc brakes on my last beater bike and I hated them.

Can anyone make any recommendations? I'm looking at the Avid Juicy 5's... they fit into my budget, but I'm not sure if this is a good choice.
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shimano LX. they were on sale at jenson not too long ago, I got everything for 120 bucks.
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I'm used to V brakes and caliper brakes. I had some crappy mechanical disc brakes on my last beater bike and I hated them.

Can anyone make any recommendations? I'm looking at the Avid Juicy 5's... they fit into my budget, but I'm not sure if this is a good choice.
Avid 5's are good. Well worth 200$
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Phatman, How long have you had the Shimano LX and how do you like them? I just bought a bike 2 weeks ago and they came on the bike. My back break is already giving me problems because of a small wash out going down a hill.
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Phatman, How long have you had the Shimano LX and how do you like them? I just bought a bike 2 weeks ago and they came on the bike. My back break is already giving me problems because of a small wash out going down a hill.
I've had the shimano LX's all summer. They are really good. they're not super light, but the modulation is better than juicys. I really like them a lot, and the price cannot be beat.
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my juicy 5's seem great! you should be able to find deals for less than 200. don't be afraid to get a left over model
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Phatman, How long have you had the Shimano LX and how do you like them? I just bought a bike 2 weeks ago and they came on the bike. My back break is already giving me problems because of a small wash out going down a hill.
Man, you really shouldn't be riding with a broken back.
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my juicy 5's seem great!
My Juicy 5's are great!
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My Juicy 5's are great!
do they squeal?

do the rotors stay true?
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do they squeal?

do the rotors stay true?
No rotor stays true. With the right crash they all warp.

Mine do not squeal
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