Tell me about Avid disc brakes….
….Because I’ve never had any and I might be getting a bike with Juicy 3s.
What fluid do they use?
Are they easy to bleed? Is the kit really necessary?
We’ve got 4 other bike which all use Maguras and Shimanos, and I’m toying with the idea of swapping them for SLXs….Will the SLXs be much better (I doubt it)
🙂Posted 9 years agomarsdenmanMember
You Tube vid is a must – thanks again to STWers who directed me there the other week….Posted 9 years ago
Bleed kit is a must and, now I know how to do it, bleeding is straight forward……
This comes to you from a man who has an aversion to fettling / repairing anything that could have life endangering(ie failure following on from ‘maintenance’) potential…… 🙂nukeproofMember
2 sets of Juicy 5s (…and soon also to have a set of Juicy 3s 😉 …although I’ll be selling them on); both sets work well if time is taken to set up right. Changing pads can be fiddly (It sounds so easy on the instructions: “Make a brake pad sandwich…blah,blah, blah”) espically in the middle of a cold wet ride.Posted 9 years agosq225917Member
The Juicys are ok, they can tend to squeal a bit, but if yours don’t then don’t worry. Simple to bleed, well not as simple as Hopes.
If the reach and bite point suits your needs, then there’s nothing to worry about.
I do believe the Elixir is a better designed unit however.Posted 9 years ago
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