Juicy Ultimates or Elixir CR's
Price aside, what's a better brake the Juicy Ultimates or Elixir CR's. The Ultimates are very high on the bling scale, but there are some bad reviews out there. Then again there a lot of good reviews as well. On the other hand the CR's get great reviews, I've never heard a single bad thing. Weight really isn't a concern to me. They're going on an 09 S-works Stumpy FSR build. I'm leaning toward the CR's, but every time I see the Ultimates I drool. I'm looking for some convincing arguements either way. I'm sure there are some out there.
Ok, I'm the idiot that everyone loves that reposted an old post. My bad. I posted at work and the damn network there is slow as a mo-fo. I didn't have time to read the old posts.
That being said. I have read the old posts, and did see a few negatives on the CR's. That just makes the decision harder. I know both are great brakes. The bling factor and a decent assortment of good reviews make the Ultimates awfully tempting. The CR's on the other hand seem mechanically superior, and very easy to maintain with a little less bling. I still can't decide. Does anyone have a really good argument one way or the other, or any general feedback on me being an idiot?
If you get the CR's make sure you order a longer rear hose too. I just put mine on last week and the hose is about two inches too short. The front was a bit to long too. However, I love them. I am using the same size rear rotor as before with my juicy 7's and I have way more modulation than before. I can now use my brake in turns without fear of locking and getting tossed. I can even late-brake now.
The pad changes on the cr can be done without removing the caliper too.