Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    62

    Suggestions on upgrading Juicy3 on GF x-cal

    I am looking for system with quick finger tip control, weight not too much of an issue. I am 245. Brake fade and wet performance is number one.

    Have 185 front and 160 on rear, should I upgrade the rotors as well? Do I need to change the rotors also?

    I don't have a max price range but let's say 500. I could do more no prob if there is good reason.

    I ride single track, some xc

    Please help me find great upgrade. I like all of the bike with SRAM 7 on the rear and 9 on the front, even the SRAM 7 triggers are great

    Thanks in advance for any help
    Last edited by Iceman30; 09-07-2011 at 06:02 AM. Reason: Change some questions

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,002
    Good options include XTR trail, Elixirs, Hope Tech X2 or M4.

    I am currently running Hopes and love them. Power, modulation, adjustability....not sure I will use anything else now.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    62
    I will look into the Hopes a little more, which set do u run? I read some about them earlier and sounded impressive. As far as xtr, is there a reason to drop the jack over the xt except for the weight?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,002
    Am running Tech X2's and M4's on different bikes. M4's are burlier. Both are fantastic. As for which to get - depends on what you see yourself doing.

    Shimano - from what I gather and have read, there is not much difference between the XT and XTR other than weight and finish.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    62
    Single trac, so quick response and low fade are number 1,,, so xt, then am familiar with m4s a tad. Will look into tech 2's also

    But riding is 90% st.

    Which set in your opinion is tougher?

    Thanks again

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,002
    The M4s are stupidly powerful.
    X2 is also bloody good.
    I have not used the XTs, but they should be pretty much the same as the XTRs, which have plenty of power too.
    FWIW, I just love my Hopes for their sheer 'usability'. But it is very much personal preference and budget.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    62

    Wink

    Shimano - from what I gather and have read, there is not much difference between the XT and XTR other than weight and finish.[/QUOTE]

    Except for the price

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Shalom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,002
    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman30 View Post
    Shimano - from what I gather and have read, there is not much difference between the XT and XTR other than weight and finish.
    Except for the price[/QUOTE]

    Well, there is that too, of course

  9. #9
    MTB Noob
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    7
    Will XT/XTR's upgrade ok from my Juicy 3's? (Same mounts, etc)

    I've been turned off Avid massively from MANY reveiws saying they suck in the long run??

Similar Threads

  1. Upgrading!!! But i need suggestions
    By Agent-Boltron in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2009, 04:57 PM
  2. AVID Juicy3 issue
    By Gatzek in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-02-2009, 09:26 AM
  3. carbon levers for the juicy3
    By rize5boyuk in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 02:13 PM
  4. XTR V vs SD7 vs BB7 vs Juicy3
    By shadesy in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-15-2008, 10:00 AM
  5. juicy3 vs juicy5
    By logigamer in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-04-2007, 11:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •