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Old 11-12-08, 09:15 PM
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Hydraulic Disc Brake

Recently I ordered a new bike that came with two rear hydraulic brake levers. The brakes are Magura Louise and after contacting the bike manufacturer, they said since they don't currently have the front brake in stock, they will be happy to upgrade me to a set of Avid Juicy 5s.

The reviews on MTBR seem to be about the same for the two brakes - so I'm wondering if the Juicy 5 is really superior. For anyone that has used both sets, which do you like better and why?

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Old 11-12-08, 09:23 PM
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I like Maguras, but YMMV.
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Old 11-12-08, 09:25 PM
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i have J5s and they're plenty for everything i do and some.
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Old 11-14-08, 05:25 PM
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Performance-wise not much difference. Setup and bleed-wise, Avids are much less of a headache- trust me I've done alot of this in the shop.
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Old 11-14-08, 08:15 PM
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I just got my J5s, and I love them. If you have them set up right (which I did, but then I changed the position of the caliper), they make very little noise.
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