- Juicy Seven’s or Formula Oro K18’s
ok so both are 2007 brakes, both with a reasonable amount of use to be considered “pre-owned”, if I build up the Oro’s then its going to be with goodridge cables, the Sevens would be with regular Avid hoses.
I have been unable to make this decision for the past two months. This is properly doing my swede in!
Which would you go for and why?Posted 9 years agopsychleMember
I have a set of Puro Oro’s (I think they’re all based around the same caliper design right?). The modulation and power of the Oro’s is simply fantastic… I have used XT, Avid 7’s, hope mini’s and nothing comes close to the Oro’s. So happy with Formula that I’m going to get a set of The Ones for my Enduro, hopefully they’re as good as the Oro’s (which by all accounts they are, if not better!).. That’s my 2 cents worth 🙂Posted 9 years agodevsMember
Hey Fanny Baws, I see you are getting paid a fortune offshore to surf forums and shop! Where did you get the SLX brakes? How much? I’m tempted to replace my HFX 9s. Oro K18s are also on my try list. Would be interested in what you think of them if you get them Mr Nutt. From the reviews in 07, Oros kicked butt with all comers. My only reservation is the smaller pad size. I feel happier with bigger pads like on my M4s. I’m a bit of a lard arse and ye cannae change the laws of physics.Posted 9 years agodoogeMember
I love my K18’s, always thought Juicys to be vague and the levers rattle apart after alot of use. Ive tryed them on mates bikes and cant get on with them. I like a mainly wooden brake, small amount of modulation, minimal lever flex and good bite power. K18’s have all of that for me, and have proved to be reliable so far. Contact size of the pads is small but they are powerful brakes, so I am happy with what they do. They are on my DH bike and wont be changing, only to upgrade to some K24’s or The Ones.Posted 9 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
As the final nail in their coffin, I have a Juicy Seven on front of my biggish bike. 8)
200 (or 203?) rotor. Not had a problem* in 3 yrs. I read the “boiling” thread, not sure how I’d do with a back brake but is great on the front for me (BB7/185 on the back) inc 2 wks in Les Arcs, several long descents in 100 degrees in USA.
*OK, there’s a bit of a knack to fitting new pads, and I took 2 goes on the one occasion I bled it (1st try was after midnight the day before I drove to France – worked OK when I rode it but a bit spongy so I redit it – fine again)
(am not exactly a rad dood though)Posted 9 years agopimpmyrideMember
My K24’s are amazing! had mono m4’s on my last bike and the formulas are waaay more powerful!Posted 9 years ago
Went to morzine last july and for 4 days had immense stopping power no brake fade and zero hassles.
They just work end of 🙂
Iv’e heard way too many bad things about the avids and hardly anything good, where as the formulas only get good comments its a no brainer really 🙂
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