Avid Code 5

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 A good value brake with awesome stopping power, the levers aren't as curved as some other brakes but it is still easy to use either 1 or 2 fingers for braking - whatever suits your riding style.
Pros:
-Awesome stopping power with little effort on the lever
-Drip free bleeding
-They look pretty cool

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-The pads that came with mine were worn right down to the metal after a day at Cwmcarn, but it was a very wet day on a sandy track so they can be forgiven
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 really good brakes This is what happens when a Juicy falls in love with a Code and they have a kid. You get the tenacious four piston Code caliper with the proven performance of a Juicy-style lever, all in one brake system. This baby's been simplified to make it easy on the debit card and the Avid family values are still intact (Caliper Positioning System, Power Reserve Geometry, and drip-free bleeding).
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 i've never used the code 5's but i got code 7's and there pretty awesome, i been running them for a year now and i've only just serviced them, took em apart cleaned em, put the same pads back in and there still workin fine. thumbs up
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 this product is strong, sexy, and overal performs amazing i highly recomend this bar for most bikes. avid has spent loads of time figuring out the best shape, weigh, size and everything for the maxium results. This product is definately worth the cost because you will run into no problems, and if you do avid will fix them very fast because they are such an amazing company
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 want the best but dont have the cash?, its pointless having hundreds of adjustments on a brake if your not a pro, this is where the code 5 comes in, its as powerfull as the top code models but doesnt have the annoying adjustments that always break
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 I think this is the most stable braking i have ever used. Single fingure and super easy to control. Very easy to get dialed in however, it takes some skill and special tools to change out the fluid. Although, its not exspensive or difficult. Highly reccomended.
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 This brakes are strong, will not overheat, and provide the best stopping power in Avid brand. Get the G2 or G3 rotors, in 203mm is the best response. Easy set up, they do not decalibrate. They will stop you from 60km/h to 0 in nothing. I have seen all brands, all types of brake with discs and caliper overheated, not working for a few minutes. Code's never done that, at least for me and a few friends. If you want the best brake from Avid, get them.
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 Good brakes as far as I have tested them. I haven't fully ridden them yet as I am still finishing my Kona Stinky. Have got really good modulation and power is really good too. However they do need re-bleeding when bought. Apart from that really good brakes.
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 I LOVE THEM! just took em down porcupine rim for the first time, and they were INCREDIBLE! The braking power was incredibly better than my juicy sevens even. i dont care if they dont have any adjustments, they are pure amazing...
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 i had these breaks on my last bike (2006 kona stab supreme) and they were flawless. just as good as the codes i have now. i have not found one difference in preformance. only looks. they are amazing. best dh/fr break for the money
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 good power and modulation for a good price. rode them only at bike parks such as silverstar and whistler and on dh fr trails. perfect for a rider that wants good performance at a good price. i had no negative experiences with this brake other than i had to bleed it out of the box a couple times.
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 Juicy's on steroids pretty much. super powerful, no rub, wide area of braking. easy to set-up. only negative is weight and not a whole lot of adjustments, but still super great overall.
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 Every bit as good as the Codes but with the Juicy lever. Personally, I like the feel of the Juicy level slightly better than the Code lever but I love the break-away of the Code levers.
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 Easy installation, great modulation. If you are really that picky about your brakes and need the on-the-fly pad contact point adjustment, get the Code. But otherwise, these brakes will suit everyones' needs?
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 Well, i bought it today at the toronto bikeshow, for 150$ a piece. 330$ later and i had what i now define as the strongest brakes i have every encountered. Hayes will never feel the same.
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 Its basically a less expensive version of the code. You still get the great modulation, and stopping power of the code. But all you lose is the pad contact adjustment. But oh well, its 100 dollars less.
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 i have now got the brakes they are so powerfull and look the buisness
love them ! it only took 2 full on riding days to bed them in. for resonably cheep brakes you cant go wrong with the performance and power
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 i've ridden with a code since my hayes gave out they haven't failed me once its like riding with the stopping power of the hayes and the squish of juicies i would recomend these to anyone
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 Absolutely amazing! I got these after coming off of Hayes HFX9s. Tons more stopping power and the reach adjustment stays where you set it!
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 These things are great! I've run a lot of hydros, but i'm gonna stick with these. Tons of power and still has modulation...
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 just as reponsive as codes, but simple and cheaper, surpasses some of the higher brakes such as elixr r becuase of the contact surface and the 4 piston system
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 great brake had it one year and never bled it an its fine never needed anything doing nothing wrong with it

overall great brake
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 Great feel, and amazing power for a inexpensive brake. Would be nice to have more adjust ability, but this is a inexpensive brake remember.
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 Code 5s are really powerfull and i only find that codes are easyer to adjust so i would personally go for code 5s insted of coes
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 Breaks really well, way better than the old hayes nine I had before at least, doesn't need you to push like a retard on the lever and it has a quite honest breaking force.
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 good sharp brake bt can be tuned to have a softer feelSmile
awsome bang on...............................................
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 Awesome brakes. I run with avid rotors they work mint! make sure they are bled well and they will never fail. keep it up. DAM THERE POWERFULL THOUGH
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 great brakes, decent price. they have just the right amount of power. they take a while to bed in and the levers are quite squishy, but apart from that they are amazing.
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 So so powerful and so cheap. About 150 dollars pretty much the same as the regular code you just save some money. Only problem was the factory bled sucked.
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 Pros: Great stopping power, little to know brake fade over long runs, great solid feel when pulling the lever.

Cons: Both brakes had to be bled right out of the box.
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 Great brakes! Awesome stopping power and great modulation. They're a great brake if you need DH stopping power but don't want all the flash and fine adjustments.
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 AMAZING braking power, one finger braking, quiet, quick break in. Superb modulation.. much better than the hayes stroker rydes that came on my bike.. Well worth the money..
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 great powerful brakes, lighter than full on codes (and cheaperSmile ) and if you dont mind losing contact adjust there just as good
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 These are very powerful brakes. Good modulation, although it's not the best. Be careful with rotor choice, though. A 203mm was too much for my 36 lb freeride hardtail.
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 They are amazing brakes! Great for the price. I am having some trouble with how much they squeak though... But it is only on the rear brake.
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 Very good brakes. Not the easiest to adjust, but sure you can hadle it! If you get with low price buy it.
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 Good price, Great power, Easy to use and install. Non adjustable has not been an issue. SOoo much power.
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 This brake is the best thing i have ever races with.They have lots of stopping power and down fade on long runs
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 Great power, inspire confidence, needs more modulation, eats thru pads when riding gnarly downhill, but amazing feeling
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 I think that isn't necessary the control pad regulation of the Code, it brake very well and the tact is excellent.
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 this brake is great the only isue i have had with it is the factory bleed sucks as soon as i bled them they worked amazing
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 love these brakes!! lots of power! good modulation... simple... have them for 6 months...
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 Very good value for money for a 4 piston brakes................................................................
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 soooooooooooooooo good, worth everything
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 Great modulation, could be a bit lighter, you will always stop on time.
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 It is sickBig Grin Trust Avid. Hayes sucks..Big Grin
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 good, reliable and powerful brake.
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 Cheap and loads of power. What more could you ask for?
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 very good brakes
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 Epic
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Avg: 5 (52 votes)
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Avid Code 5 (MSRP $200) — This is what happens when a Juicy falls in love with a Code and they have a kid. You get the tenacious four piston Code caliper with the proven performance of a Juicy-style lever, all in one brake system. This baby's been simplified to make it easy on the debit card and the Avid family values are still intact (Caliper Positioning System, Power Reserve Geometry, and drip-free bleeding).

Specifications Compare to other Brakes

Release Date 2009
Price $200
Weight 444.52 g
Type Hydraulic
Rotor Options G2 Clean Sweep, 160, 185, 203mm
Lever Options Dead Moss Gray body/caliper and black lever
Adapter standard post mount
Adapter standard - Adapters are what connect your brake to your fork, or frame. The standard refers to what bolt pattern that brake is designed to be used with. They do make cross over adapters for Post Mount to International Standard, or IS.
Brake Technology Four piston caliper, Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™, Power Reserve Geometry™, Center-mount adjustable banjo, Ambidextrous, Split Clamp/Matchmaker™ compatible, Drip-free bleeding, Indexed reach adjustment

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