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Ball Bearing 7 or Juicy 5 ?

i am considering between the Avid BB7 and the Juicy 5s...both are about the same price at my place considering the Juicy 5 comes with levers..

anyone can enlighten me to what shouldnt u do to your mech and hydros? Like getting water? sand? what shouldnt get into the rotors? what to keep off the calipers?.And are there any common misconceptions on hyros and mechs? :confused:

quite clueless with disc brakes..
 

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I don't understand the Q

Could you please be more specific as to "what shouldnt u do to your mech and hydros". i could tell you that you shouldn't throw bricks at them, but I don't know if that would answer your question.

As to the question regarding misconceptions between mechs and hydros, I'd just read through the brake forum and educate yourself. From my personal point of veiw, there is a lot of confusion regaring bleeding hydros, so be sure to look carefully at this issue. If I read between the lines in most of the bleeding problems, proper initial set-up is key, as is making sure you use the proper procedure during pad replacement. Read the FAQ on disk brakes at the beginning of the forum, too.

In general, the consensus would be that the BB7's are pretty much hands down THE choice if you go mechanical. I don't know enough about the Juicy 5's to comment on how good or bad they are, so again, read posts in this forum and educate yourself.

Best wishes,

Bob
 

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Call_me_Clyde said:
Could you please be more specific as to "what shouldnt u do to your mech and hydros". i could tell you that you shouldn't throw bricks at them, but I don't know if that would answer your question.
oh haha i meant the common things that cause problems on discs..thx for ur help too..
 

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Proper initial set-up

mafia6 said:
oh haha i meant the common things that cause problems on discs..thx for ur help too..
If I had to point out one major issue that causes problems on any disc brake, it is proper initial installation and set-up. I know that's very general, but as I stated in my first post, this seems to be very key in heading off potential problems with disks.

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i like my BB7...but they are the only disc brake i know...i have demo'd a bunch of bikes with hydraulic and i found that it is much harder to lock up the brakes for stoppies and stuff..maybe this is a good thing ....but i've never had any problems controlling the braking on my bike with the BB7's...if you come from cantilever...the change is night and day....the BB7's are really simple to maintain....you already know how to deal with cables...and centering the pads takes less than 1 minute....never any fluids to deal with...
 
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