Hygia Usagi Disc Brake System

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 24, 2012]
Vlad
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

-Light
-Semi-cheap
-Good baking power
-Good-looking
-Good-looking rotors
-Customizable
-Easy to repair/bleed - the same bleed kit as AVID

Weakness:

-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!

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.

[Mar 01, 2012]
AmTx
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Juicy 7,Juicy 5, Hayes Nine, Hayes Trail

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