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I have Juicy 7's on my bike at the moment. I have just had them bled, new pads fitted and rotor cleaned, decreased and all that. I still find that they are very spongy. I have spoken to other Juicy user and it seems that it is just a characteristic of the juicy brakes.

 

 So I was wondering what are the best brakes for your money around at the moment that don't have the spongy feel that the Juicys have? Not really worried about weight just stopping power.

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Do your levers also take time to push back out after you have pulled them. No quiet sure how to explain that so I'm hoping you get what I mean.  

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It could be that your lever need a service kit,

 

What happens is the fluid boils and the rubber seals expand as a result of the heat, these kit are in expensive under 100 rand per lever try it.

 

The levers not returning are aa definite symptom of the above problem.
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Do your levers also take time to push back out after you have pulled them. No quiet sure how to explain that so I'm hoping you get what I mean.  

 

Yes they do and i have had them bled and made no difference.
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It could be that your lever need a service kit' date='

 

What happens is the fluid boils and the rubber seals expand as a result of the heat, these kit are in expensive under 100 rand per lever try it.

 

The levers not returning are aa definite symptom of the above problem.
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Mine only have about 600km on them.
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I was told that the best combo is xtr levers with xt callipers.

Took a 29er out yesterday and this I can say, other than being the wrong way round it was on the money. sharp, crisp short travel and consistant.

 

Those are the brakes thats going on my bike...
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It could be that your lever need a service kit' date='

 

What happens is the fluid boils and the rubber seals expand as a result of the heat, these kit are in expensive under 100 rand per lever try it.

 

The levers not returning are aa definite symptom of the above problem.
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Mine only have about 600km on them.

 

It does happen as soon as the fluid heats up high enough the seals expand regardless of the number of kms done

 

It takes just 1 long decent with the brakes being dragged or used alot to heat them up substatially, Brakes can be boiled on 1 downhill run lasting 5 min so it is possible for it to have happened in the 600km.

 

When I visited cape Cycles they specifically mentioned this issue to me it the one issue with juicys but fortunately its not expensive to fix

 
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A bit overkill for XC commuter, but in love with my Gustav M's. All-weather no-compromise no-BS double-pot braking beasts (210mm front / 180mm rear). These brakes instilled a whole new level confidence for me. Pity Magura not local anymore, so self service and CRC only.

 

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A bit overkill for XC commuter' date=' but in love with my Gustav M's. All-weather no-compromise no-BS double-pot braking beasts (210mm front / 180mm rear). These brakes instilled a whole new level confidence for me. Pity Magura not local anymore, so self service and CRC only.
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Those things are *hardcore*, the only thing I don't like about them is the inevitable drag. They'd rip your face off if the tyres had enough grip!
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