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ahh to join HOPE brigade or start an avid juicy brigade?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by biker3, May 25, 2004.

  1. biker3

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    So im in a brake dilemna. Im debating between the M4 and the juicy7s. Both about the same price. I know the hopes are the tried and true brakes that everyone pretty much loves. Are they easy to bleed or relativly easy? ANd has anyone tried out the new juicys? The adjustable pad thing looks appealing and i dont have to support the UK. HAHA JK. Anyway tell me what you guys think brakes arent much of a big deal to me as long as they feel and stop better then my crappy hfx 9s. Should I also consider HFX MAGs? I hear there pretty nice too?
     

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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    Join the Hope clique (as its being called now)

    Brian will post in T minus 10
     
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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    im watching 24 and got distracted and screwed up the countdown :mad:

    but im surprised its taken him this long ;)
     
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    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    get the Juicies so we can at least have a review...

    ...live dangerously!
     
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    Hayes MAG, DangerBoy levers, Galfer rotors. Cant go wrong!


    Damn, jack just cut off chase's hand!
     
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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    I know :dead: ouch

    15min left
     
  13. Curiouscaptian01

    Curiouscaptian01 It's not poo

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    yeah my mom is watching that, tis funny. Soap opra with guns.
     
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    GOD DAMN YOU!!! I really really didn't want to know what happened tonite (show comes on at 9 on the west coast). How could you do this to me?!?! :angry: :mad:
     
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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    do you want some cheese for that whine :D

    that was just a small part, dont worry, we didnt ruin it
     
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    dexterq20 Turbo Monkey

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    Well, ok then.... if you insist. And if you happen to have some cheese, that would be awesome. Seriously. Anything's better than the crappy dorm food they're feeding us right now. :dead:

    And to biker3... I just recently decided I was sick of my HFX-9s, and all I did was buy the HFX-Mag lever/master cylinder assemblies and installed those using my original calipers and hoses. Much cheaper than a whole new brake setup, and it worked like a charm, cuz the 9s and Mags use the exact same calipers and hoses; only difference is in the master cylinders (and it is a BIG difference).
     
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    i dono what u guys are talking about but i think im gunna get the avids just to be different and start a new "clique" and to be more pimpin homies.
     
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    We're talking about the TV show 24. It's awesome. Not at all plausible, but that doesn't matter, cuz Jack Bauer is the ultimate badass. What.

    Biker3, man, did you even read my suggestion? You'll save hella money (that's right, I said hella). Think about it.
     
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    no doubt, not a single bathroom break the whole time....
     
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    Ahahahahaha! Now that I think about it, they never eat either. Maybe they're not human... :D
     
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    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    but jack took some heroin breaks :p
     
  22. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    The Brian countdown is still ticking. Jeez, he has been slow lately :D . I haven't tried the avid jucies, so I really couldn't say anything about them, but I really love my Hopes. Insane power and modulation, excellent feel, ease of installation (avid CPS is probably easier) and most importantly, pimpin good looks. :p
     
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    The Kadvang I rule

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    The Kadvang I rule

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    The tension is killing me.
     
  26. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    BUY HOPES!!!!!!! Sorry, I was working on my brothers bike tonight.
     
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    Let some other bloke see if the Avids are any good or not, go for tried and true quality, Hopes all the way.
     
  28. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Well, duh, if they don't eat, they don't have to go to the bathroom.

    Besides, heroin is a good substitute for food.
     
  29. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thats my thinking.
     
  30. greenreese

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    I am in the exact same situation. I don't like my 9's and am looking at either the juicy's or m4's (or mini's). RD set them up the best they have ever been, but I still just don't like the brakes.

    I think I am going to grab some avids with 7in rotors. Does anyone know how the fit is with 6in juicys on an imperial?

    Also have the people who had the problem with the juicy's going "flat" when tilted up gotten it fixed?


    -dAn
     
  31. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I never buy first year products. Only time I've ever broken that rule is to get my Sherman Firefly, and that was 6 months after the product was released so there had been time for flaws to surface.

    I figure, when I buy a high end bike part, I can't afford for it to be anything less than a great product. So let someone else be the guinea pig and I'll buy it on the second product run when the flaws are worked out.
     
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    I got the "my little bleeder" Hope bleeder from Go-Ride and it's awesome. My first time ever bleeding brakes and it didn't take long at all.
     
  33. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    You should teach Acadian how to use it then;)
     
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    I did it in the gravel parking lot at Bromont too, with a fractured finger!
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean, but they just look so nice...

    It seems that everyone that has them says they are awesome but they all have some little problem. So you might be right.

    And after reading the 4,5,6... plus posts praising hopes on just the front page here, those m4's seem like the safe choice. But I will never really know if I would like the juicys unless I buy them. One of the guys who used to work at my shop just got some though, so maybe I can try them out. He also said something that is stuck in my mind though, "Buy what you want".


    -dAn
     
  36. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    I've heard a lot of good things about the Juicy's, worse comes to worse you can always sell them and get some Hopes.
     
  37. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Maybe thats Luc's problem, all his fingers were working fine.;) :D
     
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    Yeah, both of them seem like awesome choices, the hopes seem safe and awesome, and the avids adjustments look awesome and I love the way they mount.

    Brian, How do I choose which # caliper I need? I might be switching from a marz to a manitou in the future too...
    Thanks

    -dAn
     
  39. Acadian

    Acadian Born Again Newbie

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    oh ya..
     
  40. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Well maybe not, his middle finger is way longer than the rest. That explains why he is unable to bleed his brakes.