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  1. #1
    Carb free mofo
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    spongy juicy 3's - what now?

    I'm running juicy 3 sl's on my sx trail and normal juicy 3's on my P1. All mountain. I find that the first inch or so of pulling the lever nothing happens, but when the pads do bite, the levers feels incredibly spongy.

    Now I've bled the juicy 3's on the P1 today and it feels a tad better but not much. I don't hold out much hope for the juicy's on the sx improving by much after I them bleed tomorrow. I found that they were inadequate when I went to Innerleithen, which has some steep techy sections, so much so that I had bad armpump after a couple of runs of just the lower section. I certainly felt that on the faster sections when I wasn't squeezing the crap out of the juicys that everything else seems okay.

    So my plan is to get some new brakes for the sx. I've had juicy 7s before on my ecd and they were decent enough, but I'm not sure they will be strong enough for what I want; I want 1 finger braking as I have less travel than a full downhill bike so I have to work harder over the roots etc.

    So should pay a bit for for codes? Does anyone have another suggestion for a set of brakes? I was thinking codes as I have the avid bleed kit.

    I'm looking forward to hearing your replies.

    In the future, there is only war.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    sorry no advice, but subscribed for wanting 1 finger braking.

    i bled my juicy 5s and replaced the pads over the weekend.. great grab and stopping power, but 1 finger braking sounds dreamy.

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Sounds like the brakes need to be bled if they are squishy. You probably didn't get all the air out.

    The Codes are very strong.

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