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    Juicy Ultimate - forward lever click

    I bought a used bike with Juicy Ultimates. If you push the brake lever forward beyond its natural, all the way released position, it clicks forward about a 1/2 inch into another position. What is that feature for?
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    Its to help prevent you from snapping off the brake lever if you go over the bars when your hands hit the levers.

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    No, it's to prevent you from accidentally grabbing the brake when you take the front wheel off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    No, it's to prevent you from accidentally grabbing the brake when you take the front wheel off.
    Yup . . . I asked my LBS this exact issue when I got my Elixir's . . . thats what they told me, and it makes sense. It's a warning/back-up in that it will engage to its normal catchpoint before it moves the piston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    No, it's to prevent you from accidentally grabbing the brake when you take the front wheel off.

    My bad. Some one gave me bad information. I hate passing on bad info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    My bad. Some one gave me bad information. I hate passing on bad info.
    I've heard both as well. I'm not sure about crash protection, but my Juicy 5's often click out whenever I hit the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ckeyeus
    I've heard both as well. I'm not sure about crash protection, but my Juicy 5's often click out whenever I hit the dirt.
    Probably a side effect of the original intended purpose. That little amount of movement isn't going to provide a whole lot of lever protection. In fact, I crashed a couple days ago and broke my Juicy's lever body at the bar clamp. The CF lever blade was intact. Those suckers are stronger than you'd think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    Probably a side effect of the original intended purpose. That little amount of movement isn't going to provide a whole lot of lever protection.
    Yeah, probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkley
    No, it's to prevent you from accidentally grabbing the brake when you take the front wheel off.

    Thanks, this makes sense.

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    No. It is intended to isolate and prevent damage in the event of a crash. The pushrod is not directly connected to the MC.

    It just so happens to help you prevent actuating the brake... but anything more than a slight bump can push it past the detent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    No. It is intended to isolate and prevent damage in the event of a crash. The pushrod is not directly connected to the MC.

    It just so happens to help you prevent actuating the brake... but anything more than a slight bump can push it past the detent.
    +1

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    I thought the purpose was to generate forum threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    I thought the purpose was to generate forum threads?
    That was a side product of the intended purpose.

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