Avid Juicy 3.5 Disc Brake System

DESCRIPTION

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 17, 2012]
Tim Hamewka
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Work good...when they're working.

Weakness:

Constantly need adjustment and bleeding.

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.

Similar Products Used:

First, and last hydralic brakes.

[Jun 09, 2012]
Peter Smith

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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!

[Jan 27, 2011]
Trailjunkie
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

lever has a nice shape, price

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Magura Louise, Marta SL Mg etc

[Jan 17, 2011]
jozaner
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

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

[Apr 24, 2010]
heckler1007
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

Looks awesome. Rear brakes suck.

Similar Products Used:

Avid Elixir R

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