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    Dangerboy levers and Avid Juicys...

    Has anyone had any experience replacing levers on Avid Juicy 7's yet? I'm going to replace mine with Dangerboys here shortly and wanted to know if I was in for any surprises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpgradeItis
    Has anyone had any experience replacing levers on Avid Juicy 7's yet? I'm going to replace mine with Dangerboys here shortly and wanted to know if I was in for any surprises.
    Send me a set and I'll test them for ya I'm thinking gold would be cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpgradeItis
    Has anyone had any experience replacing levers on Avid Juicy 7's yet? I'm going to replace mine with Dangerboys here shortly and wanted to know if I was in for any surprises.
    Just curious why you want to replace them? I think the Juicy lever has the best shape I have ever used.
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    Just to try them out...

    All I've heard is how stiff they are and how well they work so it's just to try them out more than anything. Plus they look cool!!

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    Just let me know..

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Send me a set and I'll test them for ya I'm thinking gold would be cool!

    We can get them for you!! I'll be curiuos to see if there is actually a difference or if it's all just about the looks.

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    Image is everything!

    How about some of their end caps for lock-on grips with the flaming BB logo???
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    not yet..

    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Image is everything!

    How about some of their end caps for lock-on grips with the flaming BB logo???

    We haven't gotten that done yet but I'll look into it.

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    Juicy levers can be a bit wierd to get off since the master cylinder plunger is attached to the lever. It is easy to get the pivot pin out and so on, but getting the piston unstuck from the lever blade can be harrowing in my experience. There is an accordion boot in there which would be tough to reseat it seems.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Don't know about the Juicys' but they've sure made a big difference on my XTs'.
    Quote Originally Posted by UpgradeItis
    All I've heard is how stiff they are and how well they work so it's just to try them out more than anything. Plus they look cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank n. beans
    Just curious why you want to replace them? I think the Juicy lever has the best shape I have ever used.
    That's what I thought, until I put the Dangerboy's on. Absolutely no contest, the DB levers feel far better than the stock ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UpgradeItis
    Has anyone had any experience replacing levers on Avid Juicy 7's yet? I'm going to replace mine with Dangerboys here shortly and wanted to know if I was in for any surprises.
    No problems at all when I put mine on, took all of about 10min for the pair. Very sweet levers, not just for looks - they really do feel a lot nicer to my hand.
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    Why the heck doesn't anyone take pity on us Magura users and make a cool aftermarket lever for the Louise/FR, eh?
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Thanks Larry

    I'll tear em apart some time when I get a chance.

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    I've been begging for after market Magura levers for 3 years. No one seems to be listening.
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    did you email?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I've been begging for after market Magura levers for 3 years. No one seems to be listening.

    I don't know if you've done this but try emailing Todd at Dangerboy. If he gets enough interest you might get lucky!

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    Yup. Didn't get a reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Image is everything!

    How about some of their end caps for lock-on grips with the flaming BB logo???
    I've been using DB on my Hayes for the past few months. I really like the feel of them over stock. However, if your using carbon bars, stay away from the endcaps since they use a set screw that presses against the bar itself. They were not using the clamp type system. This is something you definitely do not want to do with carbon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    No problems at all when I put mine on, took all of about 10min for the pair. Very sweet levers, not just for looks - they really do feel a lot nicer to my hand.
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    How much do these puppies cost?

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    Here you go...
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    How much do these puppies cost?

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    not cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat
    How much do these puppies cost?

    65 bucks a pair. You can see what they have to offer at www.dangerboyusa.com We just picked them up a couple of months ago and since it's not riding season here yet, I can't give you any opinion on them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpgradeItis
    65 bucks a pair. You can see what they have to offer at www.dangerboyusa.com We just picked them up a couple of months ago and since it's not riding season here yet, I can't give you any opinion on them yet.
    I'm telling ya - it's 70 and sunny here. I'll test them for ya and let you know if it is worth the hassle Don and Brian have stuff coming my way - stick em in the box
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    That's what I thought, until I put the Dangerboy's on. Absolutely no contest, the DB levers feel far better than the stock ones.
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    Ah crap....UGI again. Larry, you are killin me posting reviews like this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    No problems at all when I put mine on, took all of about 10min for the pair. Very sweet levers, not just for looks - they really do feel a lot nicer to my hand.
    I'll back both those statements. Although mine are on XT resivoirs, the DB levers absolutely kicks arse. I'm loving the ergonomics, and I'd swear my brakes felt better. Maybe it's due to less flex, maybe it's just in my head, but IMO they are a big improvement over the stock XT levers. They were indeed a 10-min job to change on my brakeset, once I got over my brainlock...YMMV.

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    always room for improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    That's what I thought, until I put the Dangerboy's on. Absolutely no contest, the DB levers feel far better than the stock ones.
    Makes sense. Thanks.
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    Just one more vote for them. I run DB Levers on my Hope Mono Minis and they are one of my favorite upgrades. I really like the Hopes but hated the levers. This was a night and day improvement.

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