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The other day I went for a 30 or so mile ride with lots of rolling hills. Because of course i was on roads, I needed to slow down from time to time. This lead to my "brakes" to fade a rediculous amount by the end, and when i was done, my brakes didnt really even brake anymore.

So im looking for a hydro brake, with about a $160 limit. They dont have to be the best brakes on the market, but something reliable and good performing, not too heavy, and they cant be ugly.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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i really like the new avid stuff. juicy 5, 7, or even the cable actuated are really nice, powerful, and very easy to set up and install.

other than that, i would try to locate a set of the old 4-piston shimano xt brakes.
 

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Jaji said:
i really like the new avid stuff. juicy 5, 7, or even the cable actuated are really nice, powerful, and very easy to set up and install.

other than that, i would try to locate a set of the old 4-piston shimano xt brakes.
Is it worth the money to step up to Juicy 7's from 5's?

I dont need a monster brake. Im 14, and i only weigh 135 fully clothed with gear, my bike is mid 30ish.

Think about it, me including my bike weighs less than the majority of the members here naked. Im not sure if i will NEED the 7's, but I really am not sure, that's why im asking.
 

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Is it worth the money to step up to Juicy 7's from 5's?

I dont need a monster brake. Im 14, and i only weigh 135 fully clothed with gear, my bike is mid 30ish.

Think about it, me including my bike weighs less than the majority of the members here naked. Im not sure if i will NEED the 7's, but I really am not sure, that's why im asking.
not so much the power that is different between the Juicy 5 and 7, more the features. The 7 have the adjust dial on the lever that allow easier pad contact engagement point. If $$$ is a factor then opt for the 5's

Oh one other thing, stop thinking about the majority of the members here naked :eek:
 

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006_007 said:
not so much the power that is different between the Juicy 5 and 7, more the features. The 7 have the adjust dial on the lever that allow easier pad contact engagement point. If $$$ is a factor then opt for the 5's

Oh one other thing, stop thinking about the majority of the members here naked :eek:
okay thanks for the reply!

and sorry...i forgot i was in public
 

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Second the Avids

I think avids are great for the money, you could probably pick up some leftover 05's for very cheap. I would opt for the 7's because the engagement dial lets you adjust exactly where the pad hits the rotor so you can make both levers grab in the same spot. As far as adjustability, the Avids are hands down the best.
 

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The other day I went for a 30 or so mile ride with lots of rolling hills. Because of course i was on roads, I needed to slow down from time to time. This lead to my "brakes" to fade a rediculous amount by the end, and when i was done, my brakes didnt really even brake anymore.

So im looking for a hydro brake, with about a $160 limit. They dont have to be the best brakes on the market, but something reliable and good performing, not too heavy, and they cant be ugly.

Any help would be appreciated.
And what kind of "brakes" do you have now? Also, if you're using a disc brake now then have you considered simply upgrading to a larger rotor?
 

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And what kind of "brakes" do you have now? Also, if you're using a disc brake now then have you considered simply upgrading to a larger rotor?
they are oem shimano mechs...
how are the Hayes brakes? Like the HFX-9 carbon? I will probably end up with juicy 5's and a 185 rotor, but im just looking for other systems as well
 

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if you dont want to spend a lot of money and dont mind getting avids, try to find some of those cable actuated mechanical disc brakes by avid. they are pretty powerful and very easy to install and maintain. i remember supergo (when they were supergo) had a sale on those bad boys for like $90 each
 

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No, Hayes is fine, as long as you don't get the Nines, Comps, or El Caminos. The Mags are still cool in my book, even though a MC went out on me.
 

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No, Hayes is fine, as long as you don't get the Nines, Comps, or El Caminos. The Mags are still cool in my book, even though a MC went out on me.
Agreed, nothing wrong with Hayes Mags.

We are in a fortunate time right now in that there are some very good systems available right now, and all the competition is driving prices down.

I would happily use Magura, Avid, Hayes, Hope, Shimano etc on my bikes. Really comes down to personal requirements.
 

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Juicy 7's

Well I think Im going to get some 05 juicy 7's for cheap. I dont think I need the extra modulation as of now, but I plan on getting serious pretty soon. Im not too hard core so 160 rotors will suit me fine. For $160 its a real steal.
 

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You can have Hope Mono Mini for $150.

Best power/weight/price out there.
 

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Tarbaby4Ever said:
Where in North America can one order those with rotor for that price ? :confused:
Jenson.

The page says different when you search it, but when you click and go to the acual product page you find its a sale they forgot to show.
 

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Tarbaby4Ever said:
Where in North America can one order those with rotor for that price ? :confused:
Bought both at Jenson , like Krause said.
 
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