Avid Juicy 3.5 Disc Brake System

2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $89.99


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Product Description

Avid service kit for Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brake calipers. Avid # 11.5015.010.000


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tim Hamewka a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2012

Strengths:    Work good...when they're working.

Weaknesses:    Constantly need adjustment and bleeding.

Bottom Line:   
These brakes came with a new bike I purchased and I have had nothing but problems with them. They replaced the calipers under warranty the first year but still didn't fix the problem. They need adjusted almost every ride and are constantly having to be bled. (Always done at a bike shop.) I plan on installing a set of mechanical disk brakes in the near future.

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Duration Product Used:   2 years

Similar Products Used:   First, and last hydralic brakes.

Bike Setup:   2011 Giant Trance X

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Peter Smith

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2012

Strengths:    Reasonable stopping power for first few rides. That's it!

Weaknesses:    Pistons always stick. Very noisy after going through dirt. Constantly catch on the disc. Need regular adjustment and servicing just to keep them running.

Bottom Line:   
I've serviced these regularly to try to keep them working properly without luck - they stick again after only 1 ride. There is never any time when they run smoothly without catching the disc. I've finally run out of patience and am replacing them with decent brakes. I will never buy any Avid products again!

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Trailjunkie a Cross Country Rider from Darmstadt Germany

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2011

Strengths:    lever has a nice shape, price

Weaknesses:    Dot, poor finish, stopping power could be better, G2 discs deform easy, need to bleed them periodically, 2 complete failures in one year.

Bottom Line:   
I cannot say anything really good about these breaks. When working they are okay but i just have to wait some time and they are making trouble again. Pistons get stucked, disc deforms, i had to bleed it all 3 months. I'm looking forward to replace them.

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Favorite Trail:   too many

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   Magura Louise, Marta SL Mg etc

Bike Setup:   Scott Ransom 30

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jozaner a Cross Country Rider from Virovitica, Croatia

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap, good breaking especially for xc, easy to setup...

Weaknesses:    too weak for downhilling with 82+ kg weight...

Bottom Line:   
Very good brakes if you consider their price and the amount of pleasure and joy I had riding with them. I drove them for more than 3 years with no problems, but then they started to leak oil on the lever reservoirs(by that time they had quite many dh runs). I tightened them with plastic straps and they still work, just needed to bleed them.

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Favorite Trail:   Pakrac mtb park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   came on may Haro esc

Similar Products Used:   Avid elixir 5 after these came close to death :-)

Bike Setup:   Had them on 4 different frames, Haro escape, Scott Nitrous, Norco Fluid and Specialized Big hit

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by heckler1007 a Cross Country Rider from sunnyvale, ca, usa

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2010

Strengths:    Looks nice (white w/ black levers). Brakes smooth. Setup came stock on bike.

Weaknesses:    Brakes smooth but only for 3 rides. I went thru a mud puddle today and the rear started to chatter & squeal...very annoying. After it dried up, it just chattered whenever I braked.

Bottom Line:   
Looks awesome. Rear brakes suck.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Ord

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   TREK

Similar Products Used:   Avid Elixir R

Bike Setup:   TREK EX 7. FOX FIT RLC 120mm. FOX RP2. XT drivetrain. Thomson seatpost & stem. Bontrager carbon riser & wheelset 9mm QR. LOOK Quartz MTB pedals. AVID Juicy 3.5

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Dot 5 fluid in juicy 3's

As usual I was not paying attention and bled my brakes with some dot 5 silicone fluid. Will it ruin my brakes? By the way the lever action sucks, all the way to the bars.Read More »

Dot 5 fluid in juicy 3's

As usual I was not paying attention and bled my brakes with some dot 5 silicone fluid. Will it ruin my brakes? By the way the lever action sucks, all the way to the bars.Read More »

Avid Elixer 5 + Juicy 3 problem

Hello, I changed my brake pads on my Elixir 4 brakes. That's an Elixir 5 lever and a Juicy 3 calliper. When i put the rear pads in I was having a lot of trouble so I read a few posts saying the pistons need to be pushed back. I did this and the pads slipped in. When i took it on a test rid ... Read More »

Avid Juicy 3.5 Vibration

Hi all, New to hydraulic disc brakes here and looking for some advice. I have a Specialized SJ HT outfitted with Avid Juicy 3.5 brakes. The front brake works fine but the rear vibrates quite a bit and screeches when pressed. Is this a sympton a bleeding issue or something else? I briefly looke ... Read More »

problem with my juicy 3.5

Bike: Trail Brakes: juicy 3.5/ 185mm F/R Rider: 142 lbs geared (xc rider) I've had my bike since Oct 2010 and I was able to fix the warble and squeal by rounding off the sharp edges on the rotors and disc. My other problem with this brake is the allignment. The rotors rub on the pads everytime ... Read More »

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