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    proud of his bunny Zinn-X's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by picasso View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by picasso View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
    my juicy 5's seem great!
    My Juicy 5's are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    My Juicy 5's are great!
    do they squeal?

    do the rotors stay true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
    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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