Well I finally did it.
I upgraded just to upgrade.
So I bought and installed a set of Juicy 7's. I hope they are going to live up to the hype.
I am just about off of the Shimano boat. The 7's are replacing the XT 4 pistons that have been good to me for 5 years,2 bikes, 4 sets of pads and 5 rotors. I had a 203 in front and a 160 in back. Now I am trying 185 in front and 160 in back. I've always had problems with the 203 flexing and warping under very hard braking but as soon as the rotor cooled it would stop rubbing on the pads.
there was also a small weight saving. Yippee. I think the only difference was the front rotor. The 185 was 84 grams lighter than the 203 and that was the exact difference in the before and after weights of my bike. Now it is 13944 grams ( or 31lbs 2 ozs ).
Riding in the front yard doing the slam on the brakes to break them in thing I was not too impressed. But these are new rotors and pads so I'll have to wait this weekend and hit the trails to see how they really act. I do on the other hand like the easy setup and the adjustable pad contact, that was nice to be able to tailor them to my liking. It was also good to hear the squeal fade out as the rotors and pads wore in.
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