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    upgrade?

    i have juicy 3 with 203 front and 185 rear rotors. looking to keep my rotors as they are almost brand new but want to upgrade to elixir r brakes or something similiar. will there be noticable better braking on these as compared to juicy 3?

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    i ride mostly all mountain and i am a bigger rider 260 pounds so i like the larger rotors

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    lots of views,no opinions or thoughts

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    You probably won't notice much of a difference. Maybe a lighter wallet. The Elixer is a little lighter, and has a few more adjustment features.

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    ok then what would be a nice upgrade? which avid? or another brand?

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    im switching from juicy 3s to elixir cr. the juicy 3 werent that bad to begin with though, my rears just squealls like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turfbike
    ok then what would be a nice upgrade? which avid? or another brand?
    Formula rx, Shimano xt, and Shimano slx in that order. You should be able to reuse your adapters and rotors as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee
    Formula rx, Shimano xt, and Shimano slx in that order.
    bdundee, what about the Formula RX that you put above the Shimano XT? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakyt
    bdundee, what about the Formula RX that you put above the Shimano XT? Thanks.
    I really like my XT 775's and then I broke a master cylinder (my fault) and wanted to mix it up a little and plus save a little weight so I bought a set of RX's. They seem to modulate about the same maybe a touch better then the XT's but once you go deep there is a TON of stopping power to be found! For a big guy I would say def go with the RX's for a smaller person either one will work great. For references on my choice of brakes so far I have had BB5's, BB7's, Juicy 5's, Hayes Stroker Carbons, Magura Martas, XT 775's, and the RX's. The only weekness I've seen with the RX's is they come stock with organic pads which I went pretty much through in one really really muddy race.
    Last edited by bdundee; 09-29-2010 at 06:37 PM.
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    Thanks bdundee.

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    Thanks bdundee.

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