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    Juicy Carbon Break IN ?

    Just got a new set of Juicy Carbons, and they feel kind of mushy, Ive read just about every thread regarding the adjustments and the different things that could be wrong .

    Do these brakes have a break in period ?

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    Mushy most likely means that they need bleeding. Try adjusting the lever throw first to make sure that it's correct for your hands.

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    proper bedding period and a bleed would be a good idea...the avid factory bleed is poor
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    Sounds like a bleed. Avid says they are "pre-bleed" but often times they need one. My front needed a bleed but my back brake is fine, so its really hit and miss

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    I had the shop install them, so you mean to tell me that they already come pre-assembled and all they do as slap them on the bike ?

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    Yeah it takes a few rides with some long fast downhills to break in the rotor/pads. At first brakes feel weak, with not much grab. So having to pull the levers harder because the pads/rotor are not broken in also contributes to the mushy feel.
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