Avid Juicy Five

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 Very powerful brake!! Modulation is excellent, and its very easy to bleed. Pads are easy enough to change, and for the price there's nothing else you could really ask for. I use mine for all mountain riding but i know some of my friends who use them for Dh and some who use them for cross country. very versatile!!
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 The Five is the basic brake in the Avid family, without the Speed Dial bite point adjustment of the Seven and its friends, but it's still a great XC anchor.

The unique steep angled Power Reserve Geometry lever gives a consistent pull in line with your natural finger movement for a genuinely 'power assisted' feel.

Masses of one-finger power and very rich feedback at all pull pressures makes the 160mm rotor more than ample for most XC applications , while the 185mm is comparable to most 200mm-plus brakes. The actual 203mm will throw you like a siege engine, although dyno testing and some mountain use show a sudden rather than gradual failure at high temperatures. However, the new Code DH brake should have that sorted.

The cup and cone CPS positioning system and two-piece lever clamp make installation easy, and pad life is excellent, too - although bleeding is awkward without Avid's syringe kit. Weight is only average, but the 'dislocating' lever helps brake and knees in crashes and the new pricing is excellent for the feel and power.
Manufacturers description
Want a rock-solid brake without the bling? Meet Juicy Five. It's got Juicy power, control, dependability, and this year it even has our famous Split Clamp design that lets you change levers without moving the grips.
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 Avid Juicy Five (MSRP $145) - If you love Power Reserve Geometry,TM Tri-Align Caliper Positioning, drip-free bleeding and our Split Clamp design, but you feel like the Pad Contact-Point adjusting knob is a bad fashion statement, then the Five is exactly what you need.
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 Even though I've only just got my Juicy 5 on I can tell you that it is very good. Although not properly bedded in they have great power right out the box. The lever feels silky smooth and once bedded in will make awesome one finger stopping power. However, set-up is very annoying. I got a rear brake and ready to get the front one but the rear calliper just drove me up the wall. The pads closed in on eachother because I accidently pushed it while working on it which makes pushing the pistons back some effort. Then there was a huge amount of brake rub which took me nearly an hour to sort out through the CPS bolts! At least the effort payed off. Thankyou Avid!
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 My current bike has a pair of juicy fives with straightline levers on them and i really like them, there powerful, have good modulation, and are pretty reliable, although after a day of technical riding in the cold at mt. washington the juicy five on my old bike had faded significantly. they might have needed a bleed or something tho as it's not a reoccurring problem. there also reasonably priced, so i would recommend them.
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 Great brakes, very good braking action, and still usable in the muck. I would highly HIGHLY recomend these brakes, extremely durable, great braking power, and just an overall great feel to the brake. Switch the fluid in these, and theyre just like new. Purchased at Overtime Sports Inc.
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 My current bike has a pair of juicy fives with straightline levers on them and i really like them, there powerful, have good modulation, and are pretty reliable, although after a day of technical riding in the cold at mt. washington the juicy five on my old bike had faded significantly. they might have needed a bleed or something tho as it's not a reoccurring problem. there also reasonably priced, so i would recommend them.
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 this is awesom
am thinking of buy another set for my other bike
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 Good brake for XC bike. Does stop the bike and is fairly powerful to allow for one finger braking. I have had them for a few years now and I have only had to bleed them once.

However, what I don't like very much is that they have very bad modulation so either the brake is fully on of completely off.

Also, do not get this for downhill!!! Only xc.
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 cuzzz thay r crazzzzy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 i didn't like avid brakes at all before i bought my bike which had them on them but i absolutely love mine now i wouldn't trade mine for hayes strokers or anything. the levers on them are beautiful just small enough for two fingers and or one but one thing they don't have is the adjustable lever like the juicy sevens though other wise for the price they are a great lever. id give it a 7.5 out of 10.
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 Used these for some intense DH. They are very strong brakes, but when they heat up they sound very shrill. Its annoying but I guess it lets bears know you're around. Brand new they were a little hard to dial in but got it eventually.
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 Very good and does the job extreemly well :L and I got it for free Smile It is very annoying also because i have to put more info for this to be submitted so... This break works great with Avid Jucy Break Pads (Sintered), you can get thees cheap as chips at ChainReactionCycles!
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 brilliant performing brakes. much more feel than the hayes 9's i used previously.
the spares are easy to come by and the units are hardy enough to not need too many of those!
a very easily set up brake with the floating washer design!
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 I have a set on my DH rig, and I do not like them one bit. They feel very underpowered for DH. The modulation on mine is terrible. Though I just "Recommended" this product, I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS PRODUCT for DH! They're great for XC and trail riding, but nothing else.
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 I use these for the basis of my braking system. I've paired the stock resevoirs and calipers with Goodridge lines and aftermarket moto style levers. They are just as competent as the 7s and the addition of my add-ons have made them unbeatable.
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 Absolutely fantastic brakes!
Don't follow the set-up instructions or you'll be there for days, just put them on after spreading the pistons, squeeze the lever tight while turning the while and tighten the screws - perfect set up every time.
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 Great in my single brake DJ/Street set up, very reliable set up and good feel, I really like the adjustments for the lever as well as the split clamp, makes adjusting or taking off the lever very easy without taking off the grips, good solid, reliable budget hydro brake!
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 amazing brake. i have one on my riot. i just upgraded from an avid bb5 and its AMAZING i love it for dirt and street riding. Stalls are so much easier now because of this brake
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 great brake had it for 8 month then the hose burst but it was fixed then it was great m v .
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 amazing breaks perfect for trail and freeride but after very long wet muddy rides the performance does weaken, i would recomend these to any freeride/trail user and there a great price too!
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 i love these brakes they have decent power and they last a long time, even after using them for a long time they still feel good, instead of jamming up in the lever and not working like my friends strokers Razz
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 Awesome brakes. Work very well. Dot 4 and Dot 5 Liquid I think.
Drip free bleeding. I like the adjustments on the juicy sevens better but these are sweet brakes.All Avid Juicys.
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 Good brake for the price. Has a little play after engaged, but nothing compared to any mechanical disk. Doesn't work very well when wet and cold (leads to unfortunate results), but hey, what does?
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 I have this brakes for almost two years, and what to say, thay save my ass more than once. Easy to handle, maintane. Very strong, you can brake with one finger so when you on bump trail you will appreciate that.
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 Great brake, rides smooth like a dream but when its time for you to stop it just needs a touch of a finger and your at a stand still. Would never ride anything different and a big step up from the juicy three.
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 This is a great brake when it is bled properly.

Pros:
-Good stopping power
-Affordable
-Built very well

Cons:
-Factory bleed(in my case the factory bleed was poor)
-Squeaking
-Heavy(but I don't care)
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 Zawaliste hamulce! Bardzo lekko działają i sa w dobrej cenie. Czasami ocierają klocki o tarcze ale mozna to szybko wyregulowac. Dobrze hamuja i wtedy, kiedy jest sucho, i wtedy, kiedy jest mokro.
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 This is my 2nd quality bike... the brakes are without a doubt are the best I have ever owned. They came on my Performance Bicycle - Access XCL 9.7 29" Mountain Bike.
I really like this bike for $840.00 it is awesome!
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 PROS:
It's cheap. (100 online)
Great power.
Nice clean look. (no nob)

CONS:
No pad adjustment nob.
(if ur breaks r rubbing it's hard 2 fix)

OVERALL:
Awesome! Highly recomended.
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 I have been riding these brakes for 4 months now and i absolutely love them! Lots of stopping power and tons of modulation, i also upgraded to DangerBoy levers which are incredible.
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 No problems as yet, smooth and fairly easy to bleed.

Now I have to change my mind as I have had many problems including brake rub and oil leek. I am now looking into a Shimano M535
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 perfect. I love these brakes. Coming from Hayes 9's these are 100% better. Strong, good modulation, reliable. I feel like the contact point adjustment is unnecessary. Great Brakes at a great price.
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 This is a very solid brake. Bleed and forget, but make sure to bleed them when you buy them.

Great modulation and now with the G2 rotors the funny sounds are gone.

Quality Avid brakes.
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 I do not know about the newer ones. But I have a 2006 set and they came perfect out of the box. Recently I havn't been happy with how they feel right away i had to bleed them a few times to make them really grab.
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 I run these on my DH bike and they have more than enough stopping power to slow me down. They are very simple to use and the price is great.
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 thoses brakes are INTENSE man

pros is that , they don't take much room on the handle bars , gives you more room to move your hands to do stunts in the air etc.
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 It`s light weight and it brakes hard, i recomend this product very much!, i have one right now and it feels very nice and when i want to stop can i always trust on my brake.
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 Love these brakes, on my second year running them and so far there are no problems, only bled them once and they are strong as ever long live juicy brakes!
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 I'm not a light guy, and these brakes have great grip with one finger braking. I haven't used the sevens, but if those are better, they must really be amazing.
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 Solid no frills brake. nothing more to say bout em.

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 Supper nice brake, i needed a bleed to unleash its full potential, the brake keeps its power all along long runs and doesn't quit you when its muddy and wet
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 Reliable, rugged and pretty cool looking. It also stops great. My only complaint is that the adapter comes loose after a while.
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 i love these brakes they are amazing
work on any size rotor and destroy
i love the colors
they work well after they are bled
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 Very strong and reliable, dropped my bike, and the levers held up with no problems. Make sure to change the fluid every year though, i find it gets sticky after a while...
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 great budget brakes easy to bleed chainging pads takes a little while but very good modulation whne braking perfect for my style of riding
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 Have good power, easy to use in one finger situations. great stopping power. consistent feel, nice lever shape. they are an all around good brake.
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 just traded for for my code 5's and am very happy with them. not quite as powerful, but enough for what i need it for, (Dirt Jumps) great modulation and nice lever feeling.
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 great brake, not as powerful as some, look good last well. buy non avid pads cos the originals are rip-offs. easy to bleed and a tough overall brake.
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 i use this brake on my bike and i absolutly love em, they work fine and not to squishy and it stops u no matter what, they have done good for me
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 it is a very good brake for a street/dirt bike. it at least stops u! the only problem is the stopping for some people can feel too quick.
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 it is a good product from juicy stops quick and hard pads are a bit noisy but it dosnt effect its perfomance and doesnt need to be bled often
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 THIS BRAKE IS INCREDIBLE. the perfect amount of braking power. very very nice.
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 great working brakes, havent needed to be re-bled for almost a year now, after one day they are working perfect, buy some!
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 terrific brake, much like the juicy seven, tons of stopping power, stops my 42 lb rm6 on a dime with an eight inch rotor.
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 Świetna modulacja, siła mogłaby być większa, ale jest ok. Jak na razie bezawaryjny i godny polecenia.
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 I buy used one.6" on the front.Put some kool-stop pads and goooooo!!!Great brake,nothing to add from me!Buy it!
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 it is an awsome brake for dirt jumping and street and your mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Amazing brakes! best brakes that i have ever run. i would deffinately buy another set if given the chance!
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 great if you are on a budget it works well in most coditions pad life isnt to bad either.
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 good stopping power not much adjustment needed just really squeaky in the rain
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 best brake i have used before its enough brake for my dj bike works really good
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 touchy and not really really expensive 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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 great powerfull brake running it on my dh bike now as broke my hope brake after 1 ride at caersws
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 Great value, good enough for DH & freeride. Works well in all conditions.
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 good power, nice lever action, same as juicy7 without the dial, if not more powerful
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 so light confortable and smooth buy these brakes now........................................................................
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 Great brakes, very powerfull, versatile, durable and when setup correctly great modulation/feel. Great for the money!!
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 awesome brake! if your at all worried about how much money your spending, just get these. great break for the money!
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 great break set..get for the cost..I havent had any fade easy to work with.easy to change the pads..
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 excellent brake for pretty much anything
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 good stopping power, light weight, and efficient
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 really nice solid brake, not to expensive either Big Grin
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 great for the price, best all around break you can get your hands on
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 these are great breaks affordable with good stopping power
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 I've never had to mess with them, they just work.
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 great, works well with 8" rotors, not to expensive
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 more stopping power than a moose!
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 dependable and priced well
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 i love it so nice and great stopping power
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 solid brake for the price your paying, can handle alot..
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 WOOHOO just bouht them for my DJ bike
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 simple design, good quality, good preformance, descent price.
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 Very good brakes Smile
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 best brake ever!
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 Good, cheap, Amazing!
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 !!
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 sick break
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 incredibly good
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Avid Juicy Five (MSRP $145) — If you love Power Reserve Geometry,TM Tri-Align Caliper Positioning, drip-free bleeding and our Split Clamp design, but you feel like the Pad Contact-Point adjusting knob is a bad fashion statement, then the Five is exactly what you need.

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Release Date 2009
Price $145
Weight 394.62 g
Type Hydraulic
Rotor Options G2 Clean Sweep 160 | 185 | 203mm
Adapter standard Post Mounta
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 Tri-Align™ Caliper Positioning System™ | Power Reserve Geometry™ | Ambidextrous | Tool-free pad replacement | Split Clamp/MatchMaker™ compatible | Drip-free bleeding | Indexed reach adjustment

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