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    Codes are too grabby - smaller rotors, Elixirs, or Saint 09

    Hi there people - this is my first post... Hopefully you've got some answers...

    I ride a Nicolai Helius FR with Code 08s - they are mentally powerful , but just way to grabby , especially on mulchy alpine tracks, i've just found out. Will smaller rotors help (currently running 203 fr, 185 r)? Or would Elixirs or Saint 09 proivde the power AND the modulation that I want.

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    i would defintally do the smaller rotor thing before looking at a new brake set...much cheaper route. If even with a small rotor they are too powerfull i would check out the avid juicy 7's, i absolutly love mine. ignore the bad reviews on here, most people complaining dont know how to properly bleed them and from experience with other sram products the company is amazing to deal with warrenty stuff.

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    Avid J's are very powerful with extremely little feedback, there are options fortunately.
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    i own a bunch of juicy sets and love them, but the time ive spent so far on elixers has been amazing. the modulation is incredible. ill probally sell my juicys to get some.
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    I'd just swap rotors. Do 185 F/160 r. If you still don't like the feel, you need less raw power. Try out the ''08 xt's or Elixir line. They both have a less wooden feel, but not "spongy" either.

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    Cheers people. I will try smaller rotors, but the power is not the problem (love it!!!), its the wooden feel, and just nothing between pads touching and locking up that is the problem. I want to be able to trim speed, not remove it altogether. I'm thinking of taking a Spesh with Elixirs for a test ride from a Spesh Concept store...

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    Be sure to use the organic pads that come stock with the Code brakes, which are less grabby than the semi-metallic pads.

    Organic pads with a 185mm front rotor is the best starting point for you imo.

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