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Old 12-21-10, 12:18 PM
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Just got some lightly used Avid Juicy Three's. I was going to go with BB7's for my build, but hydraulics are simpler to me. Bleeding brakes is a bit of a pain, but once you learn to bleed them that's pretty much all there is to it. Well worth it for a superior braking system.
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Old 12-21-10, 06:53 PM
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Thanks all.

I've bin looking at some brands u people have said.

So, out off

Shimano SLX - 99
or
Avid bb7s - 80ish

What ones are best out off them?

I find that the more heavy the person is the, the worst the brakes woork..

Is that true?

Thanks
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Old 12-24-10, 11:00 AM
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Bump, any one?
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Old 12-24-10, 11:11 AM
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Sooo... we require disk brakes for bike paths now? Are people having trouble braking with rim brakes on bike paths?
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Old 12-24-10, 03:27 PM
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I just road a bike with Hope 4's I must say they kicked my Elixir R tail. Best stopping power of any brakes I have ever tried, hydro or mechanical, that 4 piston design does the job. The cost is another issue, not sure I am ready to pony up the $$$$ needed to get a set of these, but they are sweet
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Thanks again.

I've had some more looks and came across

Avid Juicy 3.5 hydraulic = 86.99

&

Avid elixir R = 140

The Avid 3.5 seem good, any one here got them and what they like?

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Old 12-25-10, 06:27 PM
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Sorry for dp.

After a lot of thinking I've just orded some Avid code 5.

Was it a good Idea or bad one and any one here got them?

Thanks
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Old 12-25-10, 08:48 PM
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I love my Avid Elixr's on my Epic. they're strong but have plenty of control when you bite down.
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Old 12-26-10, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by 2008paul View Post
Sorry for dp.

After a lot of thinking I've just orded some Avid code 5.

Was it a good Idea or bad one and any one here got them?

Thanks
Paul
A little late asking now, isn't it?
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Old 12-26-10, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 2008paul View Post
Was it a good Idea or bad one and any one here got them?
No, don't have them; it would be a very bad idea for me.
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Old 12-26-10, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by never View Post
A little late asking now, isn't it?
No, because if they ain't that good will just send them back and get a refund.

I went for them as i read reviews and people say they are good.

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Old 12-27-10, 03:54 AM
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Which models give best value to performance ratio?

Have you had more thieving with more expensive brands when locking?
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To be honest, for non-MTB use, any well designed disc brake should be fine. I'd just get a disc on the front and leave the rear for now. Mechanical are good if you don't have to buy new levers.
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Old 01-06-11, 06:19 PM
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I'm so pissed off. The avid code 5 was meant to be coming tomozs and I've just got this e-mail...

Thank you for ordering with Halfords.com.

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to process your order for Avid Code 5 08 Front Disc Brake 203mm Ro item code 194418. The supplier has confirmed that they have now discontinued the item. I regret to inform you that Halfords will not be receiving any further stock.

This will be shortly made unavailable on our Website.

We apologise that Halfords have no further option but to cancel your online order. Please accept this email as confirmation that Halfords have now cancelled this order on our systems. No monies will be taken or debited from your account. The pre-authorisation to reserve the funds for this transaction has been cancelled and should be returned to your available spends by your card issuer within seven working days.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
So, what brake should I go for now?

Avid Juicy 3.5 Hydraulic Disc Brake
The Shimano SLX Disc Brake Lever and Post Mount
The Avid Elixir R Disc Brake 160mm Rotor
Avid Elixir R Disc Brake 203mm Rotor

or, should I still get avid code 5 but from a other shop?

Thanks.
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Old 01-06-11, 06:38 PM
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This is a great thread. I was wondering the same thing.

I was looking at these:
https://www.magura.com/en/products/di...nesium-10.html

And these:
https://www.formula-brake.it/en

but now like:
https://www.magura.com/en/products/di...sl-mag-rl.html


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Old 01-08-11, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DogBonz View Post
This is a great thread. I was wondering the same thing.

I was looking at these:
https://www.magura.com/en/products/di...nesium-10.html

And these:
https://www.formula-brake.it/en

but now like:
https://www.magura.com/en/products/di...sl-mag-rl.html


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They all look good.
Any one?

I rely need to order some asap.

Thanks,
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Old 01-08-11, 04:27 PM
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What's this bike for? I looked through the thread again and saw "bike path" and "downhill." Pretty much anything will do for bike path. I'd keep an eye on Craigslist and scoop up the first set of decent looking hydros I could find. If I couldn't wait, I'd get a set of Juicy 3's or SLX's or Stroker Rydes or Julies or whatever I could find on sale. Putting "the best" brakes on a bike path bike is a waste of money. You won't see much of a performance difference since you won't be pushing the high end brakes to their limit anyway. If you're doing downhill, you need a more powerful brake, like Stroker Aces or Codes or Saints or Megas.
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Old 01-08-11, 10:49 PM
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Avoids make good V-Brakes, sceptical on Hydros. My Juicy 7s and R SLs all made horrendous noise and vibration no matter what I did. Spent money on different rotors and pads, all for nothing. Stopped screwing around and switched to Saints. Night and day in every aspect. Insane braking and trouble free for the last 8 months. My next bike will have XTR Trail hydros.

Both out of the OPs price range, but good luck anyway...
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Old 01-09-11, 04:25 AM
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This thread makes my brain hurt.

OP: do you need this much hand holding when you buy a loaf of bread at your local market?
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Old 01-09-11, 04:49 AM
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vote for shimano XT M775
really good price performance...
and its not to heavy....

the cons : it's not black.......
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Old 01-09-11, 06:38 AM
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well..there's few pros and cons between hydro or mech brakes.

for examples,if you happen to break your hydro brakes cables during rides then you can't do nothing about it.

however if you go with mech.if cables breaks you simply put the new one even on the trails(just bring extra cables just in case...but you can't if you choose hydro)


so,it's your call my man!!

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Old 01-09-11, 11:23 AM
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i think breaking hydro cables during rides is really rare condition...?
even during hard and rough rides....the worst thing i have already is bent my disc brake rotor and broke my brake lever once..
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Carrying around extra brake cables 'just in case' seems a bit excessive. Why not carry around extra rotors? Spokes? Crankset? Maybe even a spare fork on those really technical trails? Everything has the ability to break, but I don't think broken cables is a valid argument against hydros.
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Originally Posted by liong71er View Post
well..there's few pros and cons between hydro or mech brakes.

for examples,if you happen to break your hydro brakes cables during rides then you can't do nothing about it.

however if you go with mech.if cables breaks you simply put the new one even on the trails(just bring extra cables just in case...but you can't if you choose hydro)


so,it's your call my man!!
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Plainly asking for the "best disc brakes" is going to get you nowhere without more specific details other than you ride "bike paths" and "downhill." A flat street road can count as bike paths, and a block going downhill with 5% grade may count as "downhill." Kinda like asking what the best 2010 car is.

Me, I got Avid Juicy 3.5's and had to replace the pads as somehow they got contaminated. Then worked fine for me but again I ride casually in dirt trails and on road and weigh a measly 140 lbs.
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