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    I love my Avids!

    And I get to be the first to post on the new board

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    Well what kind...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon
    And I get to be the first to post on the new board
    ...discs or what.
    When I got my Giant I upgraded to Avid 7s and have loved 'em immensely.

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    Avids Rock!!

    I have a pair a Avid discs on my 03 Giant NRS 2 and they rock! So easy to set up and modulate. Esp those red knobs!!! Great stopping power for dry SoCal conditions. Great pair of disc Ive own (well actually the only pair Ive own....) Im still debating wheter to get the juicys or not. Ive read several people on these boards who have owned them and it seems they love em.

    Whats an Avid post without some Avid Porn!!!!

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    Congratulfreakinlations

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon
    And I get to be the first to post on the new board
    But I ain't far behind ya, and I like my Avids better'n you like yers! So nyah nyah nyah.

    'n I got mech discs & Arch Supremes & Arch Rivals & Singledigits. Oh, and a Microadapter, to boot.
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    ... and if we just ... Yup





    They're the sh!t.

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    A little off topic tscheezy

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    They're the sh!t.

    tscheezy
    Like the look of the combo of the Avids and the X9 shifters... How do you find the X9 shifters??? Better than the traditional Shimano shifters? I am using the XO twists and love them but hear that there will be XO shifters similar to the X9s....

    Interested to hear your thoughts!

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    Hey Trevor!

    If you look at the x.9 reviews, you can see my comments under "tscheezy from Kodiak", and if you search the old forums for "tscheezy X.9" you will find a few posts on the matter. Suffice it to say that they are a BIG improvement over XTR and XT 9 speed, and even better than XTR and XT 8 speed. Other than Jaybo having some "ergonomic" probs (and I thought he was all thumbs! ) and a few people reporting brake lever clearance issues limiting positioning choices, they rule by concesus.

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    x.9's are it!!!
    i am very glad i took the gamble to try them. i will not buy shimano shifters again. i find it much easier to use. especially in the shifting and braking department.

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    ... and if we just ... Juicy Seven's

    I logged the first dozen or so miles on my Juicy's this afternoon and I'm very impressed with the power and modulation over my previous Hayes, especially with the modulation. Truly a one finger brake. The wavy rotors were absolutely quite, with none of the squealing that others are experiencing. But I do live in a VERY dry climate, so this might be why. The initial install went very smoothly and after truing the rotors I was able to dial in the calipers without any problems. The bleed job wasn't all that bad with some help from Tscheezy and now that Im over the learning curve the process will be much easier next time around. The only problem I've had was a minor leak where the hydraulic line connects to the rear brake lever, and that is to be blamed solely on my mechanic, me. It sucks not having someone to blame my mechanicals on now.

    When I built up my last bike I went from a full Shimano XTR bike to a full NONE Shimano bike, with the exception of the front derailleur, solely because I didnt like the direction Shimano was taking with XTR. So when I built up my Turner I debated about the X-9s vs. the X.Os, and ended up with the X.Os due to the lack of time the X-9s have been on the market and the fact that the X.O rear derailleur just screams bling-bling. And while Im tickled pink about my X.Os, I truly prefer a trigger shifter and Im itching to try out the X-9s. Especially now that I have the Juicys on and the lever is just a tad too short, IMO, to provide enough clearance for the X.Os barrel shifters. I would also like to see a SRAM front derailleur, but it will be tough to beat Shimano at that game.

    Does any body know if the X.O rear derailleur is compatible with the X-9 shifters? If so I might be getting the X-9s sooner than I thought.

    EDIT: I just got off of SRAM's website. Here's the answer to my question of X-9's compatibility with the X.O. rear, "Compatibility: SRAM 1:1 rear derailleurs, Shimano front derailleurs" Man I've got to stop spending money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    I am using the XO twists and love them but hear that there will be XO shifters similar to the X9s....
    Where did you hear this? Any word on a possible production date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Where did you hear this? Any word on a possible production date?
    It was mentioned to me by a fellow rider. I will ask him tonight at a Road TT I am doing. I heard it would be of carbon construction, probably that Faux Carbon and would be of the same function of the current X9 system.


    Trevor!
    Really loving his Sram XO setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    I logged the first dozen or so miles on my Juicy's this afternoon and I'm very impressed with the power and modulation over my previous Hayes, especially with the modulation. Truly a one finger brake. The wavy rotors were absolutely quite, with none of the squealing that others are experiencing. But I do live in a VERY dry climate, so this might be why. The initial install went very smoothly and after truing the rotors I was able to dial in the calipers without any problems. The bleed job wasn't all that bad with some help from Tscheezy and now that Im over the learning curve the process will be much easier next time around. The only problem I've had was a minor leak where the hydraulic line connects to the rear brake lever, and that is to be blamed solely on my mechanic, me. It sucks not having someone to blame my mechanicals on now.

    When I built up my last bike I went from a full Shimano XTR bike to a full NONE Shimano bike, with the exception of the front derailleur, solely because I didnt like the direction Shimano was taking with XTR. So when I built up my Turner I debated about the X-9s vs. the X.Os, and ended up with the X.Os due to the lack of time the X-9s have been on the market and the fact that the X.O rear derailleur just screams bling-bling. And while Im tickled pink about my X.Os, I truly prefer a trigger shifter and Im itching to try out the X-9s. Especially now that I have the Juicys on and the lever is just a tad too short, IMO, to provide enough clearance for the X.Os barrel shifters. I would also like to see a SRAM front derailleur, but it will be tough to beat Shimano at that game.

    Does any body know if the X.O rear derailleur is compatible with the X-9 shifters? If so I might be getting the X-9s sooner than I thought.

    EDIT: I just got off of SRAM's website. Here's the answer to my question of X-9's compatibility with the X.O. rear, "Compatibility: SRAM 1:1 rear derailleurs, Shimano front derailleurs" Man I've got to stop spending money!
    The Juicy's sound and look like a great brake indeed. I am sorry they were not out when I too decided for a shimanoless drivetrain.

    I too decided to build a drivetrain on my new bike using a selection of non shimano parts. Admittedly I wasn't impressed with the XTR setup though functionally its quite good, so decided to do the whole Sram XO setup with FSA Cranks but when it came to brakes due to a tight budget I ended up with XT/XTR hydros which have been 90% good. Perhaps next summer I will try the Juicy's and see how they go!

    One last thing - I see no reason why the X9 shifters would not work with the XO rear mech. It would be a cool setup. As I said before, I am sure there is a XO version coming out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    The wavy rotors were absolutely quite, with none of the squealing that others are experiencing. But I do live in a VERY dry climate, so this might be why.
    Yes I'm interested to see how noisy they are when it dries up here, and more importantly gets warmer. I haven't been out for a properly dry ride since probably September, but that's Scotland for you

    FWIW my Juicys didn't start the squealing when cold until the second or third outing with them. If you haven't been out that much I would reserve judgement for now. Really I'm making it sound worse than it is though, give them maybe 20-30m of medium hard braking and they shut up until you let them sit for a while -- I'm fairly convinced it's heat related.

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    Rotor noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo
    FWIW my Juicys didn't start the squealing when cold until the second or third outing with them. If you haven't been out that much I would reserve judgement for now.
    I'm sure things could change as I continue to ride and break-in the system. I'll keep you guys posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    I heard it would be of carbon construction, probably that Faux Carbon and would be of the same function of the current X9 system.
    I know they're working on a X.O carbon cage rear derialleur that you can check out at http://www.blackboxracing.com . But I doubt we'll see the shifters anytime soon. SRAM is pretty shameless about plugging any product that they're even thinking about through Blackbox Racing and the fact that we haven't seen them there means that they're a ways out.

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    I'm LOVIN" the X-9 / X.0 combo

    I have been in search of the perfect Shimano-less bike as well. I can't get away from the XTR FD though. Went with the X.0 setup last year and really liked it, but did miss triggers. Bought a set of X-9 triggers and replaced the rear shifter. I love the X.0 twister for trimming the FD as I shift around the cassette. The X-( trigger is great!! The hype is true, took zero time to start shifting both up and down with my thumb, always leaving a finger or two on the brakes. Going to convert the front to disc and trying to decide between the CPS and the Juicy.

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