I've had Juicys on two and a half bikes (one has an XT V on the back) and like them but over time have built up a long list of frustrations:
~ pads wear twice as fast as the Hope M4s on another bike
~ pads sit too close to the rotor so often rub (cause of the extra wear?)
~ have snapped off two of the pad locating thingies
~ sometimes pads just drop in, sometimes I can't get them in for love nor money
As it happens, I quite like the bleed kit/procedure - once you've done it a few times it's logical, works and gives good results.
I need a new set of brakes, possibly two if I flog my old Mono M4s and am thinking about Elixirs. In my little dreamworld, they're as good as Juicys when they work with all the problems ironed out. Am I right or wrong?
Yes, I know I should just buy some XTs but for some reason Shimano brakes don't fog my mask.