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    Juicy 7's vs. Louise Freeride

    There are great deals on both of these right now. They're going on a GT I-Drive 3.0; the fork will be 74mm post mount, after I get it.

    The deal on the Weezies (think The Jeffersons) is for 180mm rotors with IS mount
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2006-MAGURA-...QQcmdZViewItem

    The deal on the Avids is for 160mm rotors which are post mount on the front. http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1132

    Which brake system is better? The research I've done has shown that Avids have a tendency to squeak but once corrected are great.

    Are there adapters made to mount the Louise on the front?

    Should I get the Magura's as they are less expensive and have larger rotors?

    Great forum. Thanks again.

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    Unless the Magura is a post mount with an adapter, or a 160mm caliper with an adapter, you will have to up the rotor size (minimum 10mm) to fit it to a post mount adapter and fork.

    eBay has some good deals on new J7 sets as well.

    Both are great brakes. The Maguras can be a little more finicky to set up and bleed.

    I would make sure that your fork will be okay with the larger rotor. And 180s are probably a little overkill for XC riding.

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    I like the Avid's better

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessPastor
    There are great deals on both of these right now. They're going on a GT I-Drive 3.0; the fork will be 74mm post mount, after I get it.

    The deal on the Weezies (think The Jeffersons) is for 180mm rotors with IS mount
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2006-MAGURA-...QQcmdZViewItem

    The deal on the Avids is for 160mm rotors which are post mount on the front. http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1132

    Which brake system is better? The research I've done has shown that Avids have a tendency to squeak but once corrected are great.

    Are there adapters made to mount the Louise on the front?

    Should I get the Magura's as they are less expensive and have larger rotors?

    Great forum. Thanks again.
    I like post systems better. Plus, I like the ergonomics of the Avid's better. The Magura was more problematic to keep unwanted rubbing at bay. The Magura system is smoother though with a softer feel. Both are good but I prefer the Avid system more.

    Jaybo

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    I have used the brakes you mention (amongst others) and while they are both excellent i have to say that for a trail bike, my vote has to go Shimano saint/XT- superb feel and control that overshadows the others.
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    I would get the Juciy 7s. I love mine and SRAM costumer service can't be beat.

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    Can't disagree with that opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by A MAN CALLED HORSE
    I have used the brakes you mention (amongst others) and while they are both excellent i have to say that for a trail bike, my vote has to go Shimano saint/XT- superb feel and control that overshadows the others.
    I really like the modulation of the XT brake. It is the best I have tried....

    Jaybo

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    I liked most stuff about my two sets of J7s, but they just would NOT shut up if they got damp. Wet = squeal no matter what. Now I own about 6 sets of Maguras and couldn't be happier. If you live in a dry place, Avid, if it's wet, Magura.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I really like the modulation of the XT brake. It is the best I have tried....

    Jaybo
    Another vote for XT... but from those 2.. I take the Maguras...

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