Are Juicy 3's worth buying?

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Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:00 Quote
I was looking at buying a new set of brakes, and the guy at the shop said to look at the juicy 3. So I was wondering are they worth buying? Any good?

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:06 Quote
im riding juicy 3s now and i cant say that i like them that much. how ever im riding hayes HFX MAG's on my other bike and they have to be the best break i have ever road. just my thoughts.

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:32 Quote
Anyones else got any comments about them?

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:35 Quote
trailer wrote:
im riding juicy 3s now and i cant say that i like them that much. how ever im riding hayes HFX MAG's on my other bike and they have to be the best break i have ever road. just my thoughts.

i have to agree. i have them on my SX and i dont like them very much. the stopping power just isnt there.

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:38 Quote
^^ ya thats what i found i have them on a street bike. not the best idea i know. im in the process ov switching to mechanicals. but for the time being i find they slip when i try to stall or pogo

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:39 Quote
well what would you guys suggest I get?

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:41 Quote
bb 5 bb7 hayes nine juicy 5 or 7 all oretty good brakes or maybe a code 5???

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:43 Quote
i wouldnt suggest avid in general. had bad experiences with them. hayes are nice. like i said the HFX MAG's im riding are really nice

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:48 Quote
trailer wrote:
i wouldnt suggest avid in general. had bad experiences with them. hayes are nice. like i said the HFX MAG's im riding are really nice
avid so dope, it's cheaper and better than hayes

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:49 Quote
FLOW-RIDER wrote:
trailer wrote:
i wouldnt suggest avid in general. had bad experiences with them. hayes are nice. like i said the HFX MAG's im riding are really nice
avid so dope, it's cheaper and better than hayes

im just speaking from personal experiences

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:57 Quote
i head used juicy 3's for DH,but they fade quick and the levers where all the way to the bars.They are not bad but they are not that great for DH/FR use.For Xc they are very good brakes non the less.

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 13:59 Quote
trekrules wrote:
i head used juicy 3's for DH,but they fade quick and the levers where all the way to the bars.They are not bad but they are not that great for DH/FR use.For Xc they are very good brakes non the less.
what do you mean by fade?

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 14:02 Quote
FLOW-RIDER wrote:
trekrules wrote:
i head used juicy 3's for DH,but they fade quick and the levers where all the way to the bars.They are not bad but they are not that great for DH/FR use.For Xc they are very good brakes non the less.
what do you mean by fade?

the stopping power slowly decreases over time. and thats what i have experienced as well.

i would look in the new Hayes Strokers. i have heard only good things about them.

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 14:13 Quote
FLOW-RIDER wrote:
trekrules wrote:
i head used juicy 3's for DH,but they fade quick and the levers where all the way to the bars.They are not bad but they are not that great for DH/FR use.For Xc they are very good brakes non the less.
what do you mean by fade?

Brake fade when they over heat,they doesn't give you enough stopping power in some fast/steep Downhills.They also doesn't have a banjo so the heat isn't drawn from the caliper.The disc's are getting realy realy hot from that.I head the same thing with the hayes brakes.The Juicy 3 isn't made for DH use,more XC/AM then DH.

Posted: Nov 17, 2007 at 14:15 Quote
Which brake is better for dj and a bit of freeride?

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