I've booked my flight to Geneva in June to do the Tour de Mount Blanc. I've fitted a shorter stem to the bike, bought some stout SPD boots and new rubber for the trip, and blown the dust off my bivi bag. Now I've done all that I'm worrying that the Juicy Threes on my FS'er are not up to the descents and I'll be coming home in an air ambulance. I had the same paranoia with the Magura Julies on my HT in the Picos de Europa last year but they worked OK and the trip went without major incident.
However, I reckon that the Juicys are a bit more leaky than the Julies, and therefore not as reliable. Plus I've heard terrible tales of sudden, bowel purging brake fade with the Avids. I was wondering whether a set of mechanical BB7s might be the answer. I could then use the current Avid rotors on my wheels and my stock of spare pads would be compatable with the BB7s. Does anyone have any experince with the BB7s on long Alpine descents?
Or maybe I should just swap the Julies and Juicys around between the bikes? Hmmm, I hadn't thought of that one when I started drafting this long-winded request for advice.
Anyway, any advice gladly received.