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 They Juicy 7 is a superb brake. Some people say that the brake feels a little too squashy for them, but for me that is what I love in a brake. both levers being the same and the resivour being on the inside means that you can swap the lever around from each side of the bar without having to buy a new lever. It has great modulation and the lever is comfortable for using one, or two fingers whilst braking.
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 Came standard on my Iron Horse 6.6 and really like them once I had teh contact dialed in properly. Very simple set up once I bothered to look at how it worked. The brakes themselves beeded in very fast and with no problems. I took the bike to the alps for the mega and had no major problems except my ability so had some brake fade in the rear brake, but that was my lack skill in long decents rather them not coping.
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 Pros:
- Great quality brakes. Superb stopping power.
- Pad contact adjust is brilliant.
- The floating adjustment bolts to adapter are great/simple for tuning and minimizing disc rub.
- Lever adjust is brilliant too. (So useful)

Cons (but not really):
G2 Cleensweep rotors could be a little stiffer. Mine have warped a tiny bit even after good care. I'm using 203mm 8".
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 Theese brakes are recommenced for All mountain riding but are more then capable of Dh/freeriding, They are fairly light have great adjustibility, good modulation and easy to set up. If you need new brakes go out and buy theese!
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 These are the best brakes ive ever rode. the list of good points is too long, they have great feel and contol, super easy maintenance and barely ever need touching, great adjustments, and more reliable that any other break i have had.
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 verry reliable had mine getting on 4 years now and its still unblead and working nicley ive had to replace the pads a few times wich is abit of a pain in the arse but apart from that its easily the best brake ive owned.10/10 from me
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 these brakes are great ican't find anything wrong with them they are great downhill,xc,freeride,allmountain, street brakes. i ride them on a six 1
and it slows it down no problem and easy to bleed. I was a big hayes fan but but I hated the fact that i had to bleed them every day cause of brake fade but i can garenty that these brakes will not do that. the only thing i have to say is the levers are not as strong as you think so recomend puting on straightline, or dangerboy levers on them.
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 I've been using the Juicy 7's and Juicy Carbon's for years. After using Hayes forever, I was sick of their inconsistancy. At first the Juicy's were a bit noisy, but since about 2008 they've got these dialed in. No noise, easy to bleed and no fading.
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 When I decided to pick up a used pair of juicy sevens I must admit I was skeptical. I was riding a set of magura louises for over a year and was very happy with them. but they were getting old and there lives were over so I picked up a set of juicy sevens and was very happy with them my set had some gold Stritline leavers *drool* and I was using a 8 inch shimano rotor in the front and a seven inch shimano rotor in the back. The first thing I noticed was the power in the front brake. It was amazing. I also love how the brake clicks out in a crash as not to break the levers this was a great feature considering how easy it is to snap there leavers. So its also a great idea to get some aftermarket levers like the straitline ones they also encourage one finger braking. overall I think this a great brake and i strongly reccomend it.
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 Great brakes that you can find now for cheap! They're a bit lacking on the power, but have awesome modulation. It might not save you from running into a tree (it didn't save me), but they're super modulation and lack of power make you brake less and more smoothly so you can hit those runs faster!
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 Easy to set up, use with CLARKS ORGANIC pads from Chain reaction which are cheap and work like a dream. The caliper pistons need cleaning every now and then to ensure they don't drag. Do this by removing the pads push the pistons fully out in the caliper, clean with alchol, then WHEN DRY lube with a quality oil such as finish line suspension oil. push the pistons back in and out during the cleaning / lube process. I do this every time I change the pads and guess what have fantastic breaks as a result. I worked this out AFTER suffering brake drag and lots of hard work keeping up with the gang!!!
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 great set up, easy maintenance. get the metallic pads tho! I upgraded from dot4 to 5.1 fluid as the dot4 cooked on a good run. new parts readily available and easy to fit yourself. except for my hope mono 4 monsters, I havnt used much else that's better. go for 185 and 203 discs. the 160 aint up to much. 4.5 out of 5 for me.
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 pros, veary good control when needed, easy adjustment no messing around with allen
keys, just all around good brake for everyting you throw at it dh, dj, freeride, easy pad replacement in all awesome brake well worth the money.

cons, none i love them
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 Avid Juicy Seven (MSRP $190) - Any way you look at it, the Juicy Seven has always been hard to beat. It set the bar for hydraulic brake performance years ago, and it never stops pleasing riders from every discipline in the sport. Honestly, it makes you wonder what else you could want in a brake. Pad Contact-Point Adjustment Setting the exact point where your fingers are when the brakes grip is huge. It means you choose the best-feeling position for your hand, and that means predictable performance from the brake. Indexed reach adjustment Our reach adjuster does just what you’d expect, only in typical Avid fashion, it does it better. It’s indexed, so one click moves the lever 1mm.
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 I run them on all my bikes Niner sir 9 and Titus RX 29er. Awsome right out of the box then when you start adjusting and tinkering with them they get even better. great feel and modulation control allong with lever reach and on the fly pad adjustment.
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 Nice feel at the lever, powerful, reliable, easy to adjust and set up ergonomically. Modulation could be better but isn't as evident during high speed breaking. I haven't experienced any fading or finicky behavior on long descents.
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 as front one, good lever modulation, easy to bleed, if proper ajusted makes wonders, well modulated break time from XC to DH covers all the range, ambidextrous, as well not too heavy, wide variety of pad's and easy to find. In combination with good pads and settings It stops like hell !!
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 After being a long time (loyal) Hayes brake owner, I needed an upgrade from my Hayes Nine. The Hayes Stroker's (when they first came out) had a brake fade problem which Hayes acknowledged but said it would be fixed in the next version/generation (which they did) but I was in need of soemething sooner and my LBS had these for $120 (USD) each.

I've run these for over a year in wet and dry conditions and have not failed me once!

I swapped out the stock brake pads for a set of EBC "Red" and the stopping performance increased to where I have to use a real light touch on the levers - STICKY!

I only have two gripes - the first is that pad switching is a PITA. It takes practice. The second gripe is the lever itself. This is more of a personal gripe as I'm too use to the curve of the Hayes's Nine stock lever and the Danger Boy "Shorty". Fortunately there are still a few Danger Boy "Shorty" levers floating around eBay and on the shelves of some Danger Boy resellers.

Overall, a great set of brakes for those on a budget.
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 I have been these brakes on my Giant STP with 160mm rotors.

I ride downhill on my STP and find this brake is quite light and provided plenty of stopping power. Build quality is good and they are very easy to set up.

Cons - I think I've damaged one of the thread in the lever body for the bar clamp but that was probably me doing something wrong.

These brakes also get very noisy at times especially if they get wet.

Overall - Very good brakes with plenty of power.
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 The juicy seven is a plush good looking break to have on any bike, the pad contact control is usefull once new pads have been put in, so you can get the same lever feel as you used to. i like the fact that when you push them out they 'click' so as not to break in a crash, it is also useful for getting the levers out of the way when doing one-handers. all in all a good break with a comfy lever, great for one finger breaking.
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 Some of the best brakes i have ever owned! I use them for downhill and once you have them setup you can just forget about them. Bleeding them is a bit of a pain and the kit is too expensive, apart from that they are amazing brakes!
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 nothing better, personally the codes are a bit much so I always just go with the juicys, the fives are nice too but of course, go for the sevens ifyou can. Good for dh mountain cross and xc.
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 great stopping power, smooth, great adjusting. takes a long time to break in the brake. if you are looking for an all around great hydraulic disc brakes then this is your best choice.
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 I have been running a set for 4 seasons and they have never let me down. Way better than my old system and with my Straitline levers they are wicked. I Dh Fr and Dj every chance i get.
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 Great stopping power! Excellent brake modulation. It was very easy to set up the brake levers just the way I like them. These brakes are incredible! You will not be disappointed.
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 Awesome brakes. Light, durable, great stopping power. I have small problems with it, because there's an air bubble in the line. Anyway, everyone who tries my brakes, say that they are super good.
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 Juicy 7's are a very smooth brake that's a great investment, long lasting, never have problems, and reletivly cheep. also they looks great and the pad contact adjustment is a good touch.
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 Most modulation and easiest to service brake system I've used. Might not be the absolute most powerful, but I got my set for only $140, so you. Can't get much better than this.
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 my first hydro brake, i was gonna get juicy 5 and i paid for them in advanced and was gonna get them installed the next day, but the bike shop guy said he was out so he upgraded me to juicy 7 for no extra charge!
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 great brakes i run them in 185mm rotors in 4x on my norco xxxx and 4hun and they work great the only handicap is that they start to scream when its wet, but they are still efficient when they are wet!!
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 i've been using this brake set for almost 2 yrs and have only had to replace the pads once. still has the same great braking powers as it had when i first got it!!

can't be beaten BUY IT!

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 I have this brake on the ofrent 4 years it is awesome easy bleed, ideal power braking and modulation. Ideal for dh and fr, I have also Hayes Stroker Ace juicy 7 it's 2x for the better.
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 I use this disc brake with 203 mm. The power is very great. Modulation excellent. Brake highly recommended. This is a great brake with very low weight. I recommend!
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 I do ride freeride, and some dirts on my bike (its not a lite bike), but juicy can stop him precisly well, the modulation is also quite ok. I would give 5/5 !
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 ran for three years on dh bike
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never going back to any other brake
avids all the way
have them on my jump bike too now
they are great!
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 I had some Hopes previous to getting these and these Avids are fair better already. These brakes are nothing short of brilliant. Loads of stopping power behind them.
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 good stopping power, Easy modulation.light brake system, it is sleek,and easy to bleed and to change pads. All around great afordable brake
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 *head shake* really crazy brakes, thats all i got to say, these thinks are outstanding, hydraulic, you just can't get much better than these
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 my 06 was perfect, best brake i've ever used, last week it was leaking, called avid, got a brand new 09 juicy 7 fo free, no questions asked, HOORAY!
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 have these on a XC bike with 203mm rotors, they stop you amazingly quickly, with sintetred pads in the performance doesn't fade as much when hot as with the standard pads in.
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 Have these brakes on my custom built Jamis Diablo 2.0 and I have to say they have never given me any issues they stop like heck and are always there when I need em!!
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 Stop on a dime! Easy to bleed, easy to service. The lever reach is easy to adjust from riders perspective, and very comfortable. Brake pads are cheaper than Hayes too...
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 love this set of brakes and just made them even better with new straitline levers the best brake out there for the price and supper easy to bleed
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 Very sick brake. Little to no maintenance and always there when you need them. If you have the money, this is the brake for you.
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 What can I say monster breaks they will stop you on anything.....as good as avid codes. Not much of a difference beside the price.
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 Awesome modulation and power. Reach adjustments and pad contact. Love these brakes. Pads are availble like... everywhere. Aftermarket levers.
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 these brakes are amazing i love them they work wonders when you need them they are hydraulic they are a sick all around brake
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 the brake is very adjustable so it's easy to find the perfect position for the lever and pad contact. the levers are also reletively cheap and strong.
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 these are my first pair of hydrolics and after riding my friends bikes i have never found any better than my own very good product highly recommended
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 Really good brake, great feel, lots of power, and doesn't fade too quickly. If they hadn't made the Elixer, I'd buy another when my Hayes 9 dies.
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 works every time for me, used to have hayes but picked a set of these up love the levers and stopping power to me is good for just about anything i do
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 This product is the industry benchmark. Adjustability, power, modulation, lever feel, and lever shape are all great.

This is an awesome product.
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 This brake came with my bike I recently bought and I've never had a problem with it, including its total years of use i think its 1 year old and is yet to fail.
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 Pad contact works great, easy to setup and bleed, very realiable with good modualation and stoping power. No complaints here.
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 Its been stopping me. I didn't hit this crowd of people that appeared out of NO WHERE today, so I'm happy. Buy one, chuck on a danger boy lever and you're set.
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 These brakes are unbelievable and are so easy to set-up. I only have 160mm rotors but they can stop on a dime. The dial to do final adjustments works perfect. No Cons
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 Very strong brake. They don't squeal like the 3's and the 5's when they get hot. The pad contact adjustment makes them way lower maintenance. Good bang for you buck.
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 2 seasons on mine just had to replace pads still on stock bleed. lots of power but a ton of modulation alows for excelent control on the steeps
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 Pros
-Great stopping power
-Very easy bleeding
-nice feel
-good modulation

Cons
-On colder days they feel spongy
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 Great brakes! Very clever design, great adjustability and above all, attractive!
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 amazing just simple it stops you it locks up perfect and is pretty light, did need bleeding about 9 months of hard riding
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 really nice brakes, this are light and reliable, you wont have the heating problems when you are on high speeds....
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 sick brakes, id recommend them to any one looking for solid power, and great feel
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 Have used just a rear for about half a year. Works for all kinds of riding. Very good brake.
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 good stoping power and quick to fit look ace as well very light stop you in a hurry easy to change pads
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 lovely brake lots of adjustment available and super powerful compared to similar priced other brakes
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 poooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jk
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 great adjustment and good modulation has very good stopping power and is not a lock-up break unless you want it to be
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 great power, good amount of adjustablity, easy to bleed, pretty easy to replace the pads, overall a good brake
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 Super powerful double piston brake, adjustable pad contact works well, good reach lengths on the lever. high quality finish.
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 man this brake is the nicest iver ever used! it has perfect stopping power its just beautiful!!!!!!!
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 most legit brake on the market before i had this brake i was legit............but now im 2 legit 2 quite
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 great brake
works great and look great would recommend to anybody serious about riding

-cons- very noisy
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 These brakes are really ace. Great modulation, shitloads of stopping power, easy to bleed and lots og LBS stock parts.
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 Best brake on the market in my opinion not too pricey but still tons of stopping power, also easy to bleed.
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 That little red knob makes all the difference and you gotta love the sound they make.
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 This product is very reliable, i have a pair and they stoped my dead on a super straight down rock face
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 Really great brakes best part is being able to adjust how sensitive they are....

Can't think of any cons..... so get them!
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 Great quality! this brake paired with a 8" rotor could stop a train! so if you dont weigh much, dont get an 8" rotor
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 Incredible product!
these brakes are perfect for me, they are not extremely powerful like codes, and they work great.
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 works sick iv had mine for nearly 3 years and had no problems i used them for downhill and now i use them for dirt jump
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 I love mine. They have good power, great modulation, and look awesome. For the price theyre hard to beat.
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 best brakes for downhill dont need anymore power than these iv got them on a giant glory an they work good.
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 Bobinette recommends it !!!
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 best there is without question
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 amazing, 1 word describes it
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 BEST brakes ever, nuff said!!
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 great brake with awesome feel and adjustability. plenty of stopping power
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 best brake ever !!!! i sold my hope m6 for juicy 7
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 Very strong and light brake, easy adjustments and good price.
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 really good stopping power only downside is very noisy when wet
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 great stopping power and the external pad ajustment
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 Great power, great modulation, nice.
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 I dont hit tree's so i guess i stop fast enough
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 sick
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 great brake i love it!
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 recommends it
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 Awesome Brake.
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 intense
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 Sweet Brake!
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Avid Juicy Seven (MSRP $190) — Any way you look at it, the Juicy Seven has always been hard to beat. It set the bar for hydraulic brake performance years ago, and it never stops pleasing riders from every discipline in the sport. Honestly, it makes you wonder what else you could want in a brake. Pad Contact-Point Adjustment Setting the exact point where your fingers are when the brakes grip is huge. It means you choose the best-feeling position for your hand, and that means predictable performance from the brake. Indexed reach adjustment Our reach adjuster does just what you’d expect, only in typical Avid fashion, it does it better. It’s indexed, so one click moves the lever 1mm.

Specifications Compare to other Brakes

Release Date 2009
Price $190
Weight 394.62 g
Type Hydraulic
Rotor Options G2 Clean Sweep 160 | 185 | 203mm
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 Pad Contact-Point Adjustment | 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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