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    Loaded Q...

    Totally loaded question here...

    So I am finally sick and tired of the constant on/off issues with my 2007 Avid Juicy 7s. Have straight line levers and LOVE the feel they provide, but looking for a new set of brakes. Bike is an '07 Specialized Enduro, 203mm front rotor, 185 rear. Wanna stick with the big rotors or dang close.

    I've had the typical Juicy 7 nonsense in various forms as described in the Juicy 7 uber thread. After multiple steps to resolve, some work but only for a while, I've decided to move on...

    Hell, my Avid Single Digit 7s I just setup on my old steel SS rebuild seem to stop better.

    Hopes?
    Avids (No Juicy 7s)?
    Formula?
    Hayes?

    Anything that would be compatible with the Straight Line levers I have on now?

    Crap load of info here, to much for me to entirely discect. Ride primarily XC, some aggressive, and some AM riding... I know I'll get a lot of opinion, but let it all out. I know this has been asked a gazillion times, but too loaded with Gin after my most recent outing/crash/near death experience on my 7s...

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    I've had Avid Juicys, Formula "The One" and Hope tech M4s. For me the Hopes are my favorite and the brakes I use now.

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    Go demo ride some new bikes at the LBS with the various brakes you want to try out...

    That way it is all your fault, if you pick the wrong one.

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    Ha, there is that...

    Looking at the V2s. 203mm front, 183mm rear as that is the closest to the rotor size I have now.

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    I've had no issues with my Avid Elixirs (2009 model). 185mm front and 160mm rear. All riding is fast cross-country. I weigh 250lbs. One finger braking at all times, regardless of how fast I'm going or how steep the hill is that I'm slowly inching down. Highly recommended.

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    very good deals on 2009 Hopes at Chain Reaction now.

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    Yeah, just gotta figure out if my Specialized e150 fork has the clearance for the V2s rotors...

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