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    Avid code vs Mgura Gustav

    hi guys

    waht do u think will be better for DH ?

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    Gustav

    no question. I have had mine for three years no problems. Just pad changes and one bleed in the off season last year. My mechanice even admits these are the best brakes out there. Gustav's are made for the long hall like a ck headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisycutter
    no question. I have had mine for three years no problems. Just pad changes and one bleed in the off season last year. My mechanice even admits these are the best brakes out there. Gustav's are made for the long hall like a ck headset.
    ditto. starting my third season

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    Gustav's no doubt. A more fair comparison would be Gustav's vs. Formula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogenman
    a bit harsh dont you think haha

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    I'm gonna say avids... simply for their ease of serviceability. I do all my work on my bike and can bleed a pair of avids (with no mess mind you) in like 15 minutes or less. I've never used Gustav's so I can't say anything about their performance, but I've ridden Marta's, Marta SL, and Louise's. Performance is decent, but they are ridiculously finicky to set up. Bleeding them is a pain in the ass, and it is difficult to achieve a similar lever feel for both front and rear (sometimes one pulls closer to the bar, sometimes one side is really spongy/firm, etc). Once again, this is only my experience with their products excluding the Gustav, and that might be a phenominal brake... but I still say avid.

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    no, not at all.
    Search first, then ask

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    Gustav.

    not sure where dudeness is having so much trouble bleeding the others ( I have Marta SL, Louise, and Gustav) and have not had any issues bleeding them or making them feel consistent. Maybe I have just been lucky.

    I would not trade my maggies for anything. Well maybe a bunch of cash to purchase new maggies......

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    how to bleed magua gustav brakes

    How to I bleed Magura hydraulic disc brakes? see below(I never had an issue doing it this way

    NOTE: It is very important to use only Magura Blood mineral oil in our brakes. Using any other type of fluid may cause damage to the seals or cause the brake to overheat causing total brake failure. Using any other fluid other than Magura Blood will also void the warranty.

    Fix the caliper
    Marta SL, Marta, and Gustav M - Fix the caliper in a position so that the hose connection to the caliper is at the highest point possible. Hose must be positioned vertically. You may have to loosen or unscrew the caliper fitting bolts that connect the caliper to the frame or fork to get the caliper in this position.
    Louise FR, Louise, Julie Fix the caliper in a position so that the bolts that hold the caliper together are horizontal. You may have to unscrew the lower caliper fitting bolt to get the caliper in this position.
    Remove pads and push the pistons back into their cylinders completely with a plastic tire lever. It is important to remove the pads during a bleed to ensure they are not contaminated.
    Assemble your Magura syringe, tube, and short m6 threaded bleed fitting (must use short thread m6 bleed fitting with o-ring). Fill this completely with Magura Blood only. Make sure your bleeding syringe is totally full and air free.Unscrew the 3 mm or 5 mm bleed plug located on the caliper with a hex wrench and attach your bleeding syringe. Tighten fitting 1/8 turn with a 8 mm open end wrench.
    Loosen the 5 mm clamp bolt and level the master cylinder(lever assembly) so that the reservoir is horizontal and slightly tighten the clamp bolt so that it stays in place.
    Take the reservoir cap off with a T7 torx wrench and remove the rubber membrane.
    Start the bleeding process by pushing the fluid through the system from the bottom up using the bleeding syringe. Use a second syringe to take the excess fluid out of the reservoir before it over flows. Also, it is important to tap the caliper and line while pushing the fluid through with the handle of a screwdriver, etc. Push almost the entire amount of fluid through the system.
    Slowly start cycling the lever blade. This will push the fluid through the system from the top and out the caliper and into the bleed syringe. Keep the reservoir full of Magura Blood with the second syringe so you do not introduce air into the system. Cycle lever 20 times or until air bubbles are no longer coming from caliper. Your system should now be totally air free.
    Make sure the reservoir is completely full and re-install the reservoir membrane and cap without torx screws. Hold down on cap and gently push some fluid from the bottom syringe at caliper into the system to push out any air bubble that may have been trapped while placing membrane and cap on. Continue to hold down on reservoir cap while you put torx screws back in place and tighten.
    IMPORTANT STEP - Place the pads back in the caliper, but do not secure them. Take the caliper fitting screws completely out of the mounting tabs so the caliper is free. Now re-install the wheel with the rotor. Place the caliper with pads on the rotor without fitting screws. Push fluid into the system with the bleed syringe still attached to the caliper. Stop pushing on syringe when you feel resistance. This will set the pistons/pads on the rotor for the particular pad wear and put the maximum amount of fluid in the system.
    Take the caliper off the rotor and take the pads out of the caliper. Loosen and take the bleed syringe off the caliper. Then re-install the bleed plug and tighten.
    You are now ready to re-install your pads and properly set-up your caliper on the rotor.

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    Still you can just use a good mineral oil But yea your's works quite fine.

    I'd say gustav anyway as they are breaks that last. Maybe codes are comparable in power but I just don't see them lasting many seasons of heavy abuse and much heavy crashing. Plus I love the way gustav levers feel. Best I've tried so far.
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    Gustavs!!!

    What serviceablilty?

    Margura uses mineral oil so you never have to bleed them unless it breaks or leaks.

    In contrast to mineral oil DOT fluids absorbs water so DOT fuid brakes do have to rebled for maintenance because water seriously affects braking performance on steep DH courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustyskills
    a bit harsh dont you think haha
    not at all

    there is a search button for a reason

    but its all in the cost, gustavs are expensive but great, adapters arent bank friendly either
    code are cheaper but still good brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Gustav.

    not sure where dudeness is having so much trouble bleeding the others ( I have Marta SL, Louise, and Gustav) and have not had any issues bleeding them or making them feel consistent. Maybe I have just been lucky.

    I would not trade my maggies for anything. Well maybe a bunch of cash to purchase new maggies......
    Guess I'm the only one with bad luck here...

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