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    BB7 vs Juicy

    My current bike has Juicy 7s and I love them (I hated my BB5s on my old bike). I might get a SS bike with BB7s and was wondering how they will compare. Do the BB7s have similar one finger stopping power? Do they feel a lot different than hydraulics?

    Based on the reviews, I think I'll be happy with the BB7s. Plus putting hydraulics on a rigid SS seems sacrilegious.

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    If you search BB7 Vs. Juicy you'll find that this has been discussed many times before.....you can go wrong either way.

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    i have had bb7 and bb5s, didnt notice much stopping difference between the two although the bb7s are a bit easier to adjust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSumner13
    If you search BB7 Vs. Juicy you'll find that this has been discussed many times before.....you can go wrong either way.
    I was reading through a previous post and it seemed like a lot of people prefer the BB7s. However, someone commented that they didn't like having one bike with mechanical and the other with hydraulics because they felt too different. So I guess my question is more specifically how different do they feel...enough so where it feels strange switching back and forth between the two?

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    I have an old Bianchi just converted to SS and replaced the front Vs to bb7s (the rear Vs remained). It gets used for a mix of rolling XC, MUP, and street and the bb7s work great for that (although it felt a little weird at first using both the bb7 and a V at the same time).

    Slight OT since this is about Juicys, sorry, but FWIW my FS FR rig has Elixir CR hydros with 203mm front/160 rear rotors. It gets used on some fairly technical, steep singletrack where I wouldn't want anything less.

    Mechanicals and hydros are different IME but its no big deal switching back and forth between the rides. Both are good for what they do.

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