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    Code 5 or juicy 7

    Im buying new brakes for my banshee scream and i was wondering what brakes would be better to get- juicy 7 or code 5's. I race downhill and do alot of freeride so if you could shoot me some advice.Thanks

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    id say juicys, for the pad adjustment but you wont be unhappy with code 5s what was i was gonna buy now im not so sure i dont really them right now so im not worrying.
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    If you like the feel of an avid brake set, then I'd go code 5's... after all, they are comparable in price to juicy's, and they are made for DH/FR. However, if you want an honest opinion, i prefer the feel and modulation of my saints on the dh bike over the sevens on my trailbike. Most companies make a "strong" brake now a days, feel to me is key.

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    Agree with NWfreeride if you like the feel of Avid, then go for the Codes.

    However I really like my Gustavs...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Agree with NWfreeride if you like the feel of Avid, then go for the Codes.

    However I really like my Gustavs...........
    if he likes the feel of avids why would he go with codes? as opposed to juicys...

    and i was looking at saints but id rather not have to get everything separate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    if he likes the feel of avids why would he go with codes? as opposed to juicys...

    and i was looking at saints but id rather not have to get everything separate.
    Avid makes the codes as well as the sevens...I'm hoping that isn't what you were asking... They have similar feel but the codes are better suited to what he is looking to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWfreeride
    Avid makes the codes as well as the sevens...I'm hoping that isn't what you were asking... They have similar feel but the codes are better suited to what he is looking to do.
    ya, i knew that, thats why i asked since their both avids... and ya the codes are awesome... im just down with the pad contact adjustment...

    its all good wanted to make sure were all on the same page.
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    Ha ha, cool. I've got to admit, I've never used the pad contact adjustment on my 7's... i tried it once, and didn't notice a huge impact in lever pull or feel. They sure do look fancy though.

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    The codes are built more heavy duty - more for his FR / DH intentions. The whole contact adjustment is not that much of a selling point for me - I bleed my brakes and get them to contact at a point I want without the adjuster.



    Quote Originally Posted by TheMauler
    if he likes the feel of avids why would he go with codes? as opposed to juicys...

    and i was looking at saints but id rather not have to get everything separate.

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    No brainer, Code 5.

    Who needs pad adjustment anyway?

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    I like the pad adjustment feature, even though i only used it once and left it after that....

    Im sure the code 5 is more worth it than the juicy with the red dial...
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    I love my Code 5's, awesome stopping power. i felt the same way I didnt think the Pad adj was a big deal for me.. For DH and FR I think the Code 5 are better than the 7's.
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    Banshee's build up a little on the burly side (trust me, I know...I'm a proud Chaparral owner).

    That being said, and out've the 2 brakes you're split between, I'd go with the Code-5's simply for pure stopping power. Pad adjustment isn't all that necessary so long as you know how to set up your brakes right the first time.

    Are their better brakes out there? Of course, but that's not answering the question at hand. Good luck!

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    Code 5

    I really like my pad contact adjustment on my Juicys

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    Juicys, i love the pad adjustment. The Hayes don't have it, and it makes me angry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon
    Juicys, i love the pad adjustment. The Hayes don't have it, and it makes me angry.
    lever* adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Honestly, if your a big boy I would go with Code 5's, if your normal sized the Juicy 7's just make way more sense(lighter/more adjustment/plenty of power for normal sized people)
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    lever* adjustment.
    no, contact point pad* adjustment

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    I'll be the guy who pipes in and suggests something that wasn't even in the question!

    How about a Specialized Demo 8?

    Really, Code 7's? or whatever they're called in the Code line. Is it just a price thing? I'm getting the Code's with the adjuster next spring because I live my Juciy 7's but I want more power.

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    Ithnu, meanwhile to get more power out of your J7, you can try a couple of things. Bleed out all that old nasty DOT fluid with some fresh Motul RBF600. Replace the pads with some EBC or Galfer Reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    no, contact point pad* adjustment
    but the pads do not move
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    not a fan of the juicy's....would get the saints because of simplicity
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Ithnu, meanwhile to get more power out of your J7, you can try a couple of things. Bleed out all that old nasty DOT fluid with some fresh Motul RBF600. Replace the pads with some EBC or Galfer Reds.
    You know, my buddy works for Hayes, and he says there is no difference between fluids, they're all incompressible. He's an EE, so I'm not 100% on his analysis of this, and because I'm not 100% on Hayes I'm not fully sure I believe him. But the only difference I can see from a ME perspective is that some fluids may heat up, which is believable, but I'd love to test them.

    Pads, I'd love to see the data (being an engineer and all) on pads, there's got to be a difference, but I'm curious what is hype and what works.

    Either way, I've ridden a friend's bike with Codes and I'm definetly getting them. Whatever those other mods can get me, they'll get me with Codes too. I'm 210lbs and race DH, the more power the better. And my Juicy 7's are going on my SD bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    but the pads do not move
    No dude, they really do move...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    No dude, they really do move...

    -3 Bong Hits for you.
    Its all relative, movement at the lever or pad, the result is the same, progression feels better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    No dude, they really do move...

    -3 Bong Hits for you.
    when you turn the dial on the lever of the brake, the pads dont move

    if they do, there is something wrong with your brakes.
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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