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    XT 08 VS Stroker Ryde VS Juicy 5

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    The evolution of my bike continues and now is time to change the brakes. The v-brakes just cant handle the wet and muddy conditions of this season so i'm upgrading for hidros.
    I need something reliable (had a bad experience with Hayes 9) and easy to setup.
    What do you have to say about this?

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    well the list is kinda off set, the XT 08 is definately gonna be the best choice out of the three. The juicy 5 a very nice also and I believe they are exactly the same as the juicy 7 except for the pad adjusters. I cant really speak for the ryde but i do know that they have less power than the strokers which i have ridden before and those are also very nice but not as much power as the XT 08. Power on the juicy i cant really tell you. I played with it in the parking lot.

    The lever feel comparison between the XT and ryde(which i think should probally be the same as the stroker) I think the XT wins hand down. I have never bleed either one of them so I cant tell you which ones better, but from every thing i have heard the XT are pretty easy.Modulation and feel is amazing on the XT along with the power



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    Yes, i know the list is kinda of weird, but they have similar prices here. Thanks for the help man. How was the setup of the XT?

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    I haven't tried any of the other brakes, but my XTs were very easy to do a final bleed on (they were pre-bled, but I swapped the levers left to right) and they work beautifully. I rode a long, fast descent on my SC SL last weekend and it barely felt like I was using any of the brake's power. My friend using Hayes 9s got sore hands from braking hard on the same ride, but I didn't.

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    [SIZE=2]I hate Avid which leaves the other 2, if you go for the Strokerís you need to stretch to the Trailís cos the levers are rubbish. So I also think the XT is the best brakes for you and if you get organic pads you will have more power than even the Avidís.



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    EGF where did you get those padding things for the wire housing so that they wont rub off the finish on the fork and bike?

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    I've had good luck with the Juicies. Most issues come from improper set up or break in. The XTs are really quite good though.

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    I like the Juicy 5s that I put on my bike. Power has never been an issue for me (220 lbs), but I run a 185mm front rotor. I haven't used either of the other two brakes, but I have to say that the levers on the XT brakes look cool

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    [SIZE=2]Well Iím in the UK so I cant help you with where to find them, there seem to be allot of people interested in these, I got mine as a promotional thing for Pinnacle bikes who have just set up as an own brand bike company from one of the big UK bike shop chains, I saw them in a huge pile on their stand at the London bike show, I grabbed as many as I could and walked of with a sizable amount in my pockets, they are very useful and have saved my frame from being rubbed to death.


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    I have some Juicy 3 SLs on my FSRxc (which are the same as the 5s and 7s but without all the adjustments) and I really like them. I could not ask for more stopping power - if I pull just a little too far on the lever I will be doing frontflips (quite literally), yet they have great modulation and the power is very easy to control. I'm running a 203mm up front and a 185mm at the rear (to prevent the rear from locking up all the time).

    My sister got her new Myka today which came with some Stroker Rydes. I started bedding them in for her, and I have to say so far the lever design is very nice and comfortable, and it really saves a lot of space. As for the power at the end of the first day of bedding in - quite good and will pretty much stop anything (just a bit slower than with the Juicys and is a lot harder to stoppie and such). However, I expect that they will become slightly more powerful as the bedding in finishes. They also have great modulation and the power is also very easy to control. I used the Rydes with a 160mm rotor up front and a 140mm at the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeX
    I have some Juicy 3 SLs on my FSRxc (which are the same as the 5s and 7s but without all the adjustments) and I really like them. I could not ask for more stopping power - if I pull just a little too far on the lever I will be doing frontflips (quite literally), yet they have great modulation and the power is very easy to control. I'm running a 203mm up front and a 185mm at the rear (to prevent the rear from locking up all the time).

    My sister got her new Myka today which came with some Stroker Rydes. I started bedding them in for her, and I have to say so far the lever design is very nice and comfortable, and it really saves a lot of space. As for the power at the end of the first day of bedding in - quite good and will pretty much stop anything (just a bit slower than with the Juicys and is a lot harder to stoppie and such). However, I expect that they will become slightly more powerful as the bedding in finishes. They also have great modulation and the power is also very easy to control. I used the Rydes with a 160mm rotor up front and a 140mm at the rear.
    Juicy 3 uses a different caliper and MC.

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