Straitline isThe undisputed leaders in aftermarket brake lever design.Theyhelp with forearm fatigue and are much strongerThan stock levers. Fits Avid Juicy 3, 5, 7, Carbon and Code 5 brakes Broader faced, reducesTendon fatigue in fingers/wrists Bulged end doesnt dig into finger duringThose last second panic grabs Made in Canada
Strengths: Nice shape. Should be stronger than stock, definitely stronger than carbon.
Weaknesses: Not a well developed product. Did not install without having to do some modification. The bore for the plunger bushing on both levers was too tight creating excessive friction. I had to file the coating off the inside in order to get it too work. Levers are slightly too wide at the pivot causing excessive friction against the pivot bushings resulting in slow return of the lever.
I had to mess with these way too much for a $94.00 set of blades. Fortunately I got mine for $65.00. I would just by stock Juicy blades to replace mine if I had to do it over again.
I was out for a hilly ride today. About 40 minutes into it, my rear brake started to fade. I thought it might be the rotors heating up, but none of the descents are longer than 15 minutes. To get any power out of it I had to pump the lever quickly, which worked about half the time.
The brakes are ... Read More »
So I took a bit of a tumble this afternoon and ended up snapping the blade for my rear brake in half. How much should a replacement cost? Do I have to replace with another avid blade? or could i go cheap and get something else for now?Read More »
I have had my Juicy 3s for 10 months with +1500 miles on them(have ridden with Avid Mechanicals since the first model [pre BB7] was introduced. I am never going back to mechanical disc for my main bike. The Juicys are working great with just a bit of occasional fade or contact point change. Recent ... Read More »