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Old 04-18-09, 10:28 PM   #1
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Well, 2009 is the last year for the Avid Juicy line up.

http://velonews.com/article/90841/sr...untain-goodies

Was going to replaced my 7's with another set next year. Guess that makes my decision elemental then.

Going to switch to Saint calipers with XT levers.
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awww, i was looking forward to new juicys...ill have to look into the elixirs i suppose
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Huh...I love my Juicy 5's too. Wonder how the Elixir 5 will compare (I know it says it feels like the Elixir R, but I have no experience with Elixirs). I don't actually need new brakes though, so I guess it doesn't effect me for now.

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Resistance is futile . . . Strokers are in your future>>>>
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I also spotted Avid rotors with center-lock in the link. What's up with that?!??

Are they switching the entire line to center-lock or are they just providing an option for center-lock users, I wonder?
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Pretty sure they are just providing the option. Smart IMO.
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Strokers are in my future.
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The Sroker calipers... do they have a similar or the same interface as the Avids? Meaning can you bolt it on directly over an avid mount?
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Yes, same interface. In fact, when I needed a 203mm post-mount adapter for the front last year in a hurry (couldn't wait for a Hayes reorder), I bought an Avid adapter from an LBS and it was an identical fit.
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Pretty sure they are just providing the option. Smart IMO.
Shimano must've opened-up their center-lock patent for licensing... to other manufacturers other than DT Swiss.


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Yes, same interface. In fact, when I needed a 203mm post-mount adapter for the front last year in a hurry (couldn't wait for a Hayes reorder), I bought an Avid adapter from an LBS and it was an identical fit.
That's cool. I wonder what the story is regarding the Avid caliper mount patent... maybe that IP has expired. If so, I'm surprised other disc brake brands hadn't done the same yet.


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havn't ridden em yet but the elixrs feel nice, and they are sposed to have more power than the juicys anyway, what i'll prolly miss most is a less expensive entry level good hydro, the juicy 3, so many bikes are coming with them these days and its a good way to keep a bike price down but still have an amazing brake
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Elixir's= more power, more pad, more progressive b/c of that taper-bore crap. I like mine.
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I find it very amazing that SRAM (or any company for that matter) would just all of a sudden drop a strong brand name (Avid) that has a long standing history of success and large user following.

Maybe this was the long-term plan all along when they bought out the Avid company years ago. But introducing a new brand name could mess-up loyalty structures and open-up and divide their existing market to other technologies that are equally as good.

I sure hope they have a good reason in dropping the Avid brand...


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I find it very amazing that SRAM (or any company for that matter) would just all of a sudden drop a strong brand name (Avid) that has a long standing history of success and large user following.

Maybe this was the long-term plan all along when they bought out the Avid company years ago. But introducing a new brand name could mess-up loyalty structures and open-up and divide their existing market to other technologies that are equally as good.

I sure hope they have a good reason in dropping the Avid brand...


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The avid brand isn't being dropped. Just the juicy line.
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I don't think they're dropping Avid altogether, just the Juicy line. We know at least Elixirs are going to stay, and it doesn't sound like Code/BB/Single Digit/whatever else they make is going anywhere.

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^^ I should've had a quick look at the elixirs first... funny how I equated the words "juicy" and "avid" to be the one and same thing!
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