Hygia Usagi Disc Brake System

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

The light and attractive design is best suited for light duty cross country use. Pads contact point is self adjusting while the lever reach adjustment is made exceptionally easy with the new tool-free design.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vlad a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2012

Strengths:    -Light
-Good baking power
-Good-looking rotors
-Easy to repair/bleed - the same bleed kit as AVID

Weaknesses:    -Not the stopping power I was looking for. My old V-brakes with no-name cheap calipers and Promax cartridge 3-color pads were the same in dry conditions.
-Poor quality control - front line came half-empty on braking fluid!

Bottom Line:   
Should visit the mechanic to do bleeding - kinda sucks that I have to bleed them right out of the box. Good that the local mechanic asks a bit less than 10$ for it, otherwise I'd RMA them.
Suggest checking the quality and fluid amount when buying. Hygia is known for having crappy quality control.
HYGIA SLP doen't worth the buck - USAGI is a better choice for less money. The weight difference isn't that big (20g?) and that's just mainly because of the light-weight rotors.

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Duration Product Used:   A few weeks

Purchased At:   Local bicycle shop

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AmTx a All Mountain Rider from Freiburg im Breisgau,Germany

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2012

Strengths:    +Very light
+A lot of modulation
+Good braking feel
+XT/XTR pads

Weaknesses:    -You need to take off grips
-Reach adj.knob is not fixed (Use locktite)
-Stopping power is weaker than in Juicy 7

Bottom Line:   
Very light and good brakes for it`s price. You can buy Hayes Nine(used) for that price and they will have good power,but they are heavier and without modulation. So I will keep them for my CC bike,they are not for DH,but are usable in AM.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $93.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Juicy 7,Juicy 5, Hayes Nine, Hayes Trail

Bike Setup:   HT.

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