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Avid Juicy 3 F+R set for £90 vs. Shimanos?

mr mangosmr mangos Posts: 174
edited August 2007 in MTB buying advice
Mornin' all.

Been checking these out on CRC as an upgrade from my current cheapo mechanical discs. Mainly for fast XC use. I've read some good comments about shimano hydro discs (Deore) though.

Anyone got experience of the threes vs. Shimanos?

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    deores.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • mr mangosmr mangos Posts: 174
    Cheers Nick.

    CRC only have the front brake (Deore M525) with LH lever, and rear with RH lever. I run my brakes the other way round though. Do you know if the levers will be ok flipped?

    Also are the M535 any better than M525? They're £15 more per brake but I can't find any info on why.

    Thanks for your help.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    you will need to disconect and swap followed by a bleed.

    get the 3's.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • ScubarScubar Posts: 453
    I have both Deore LX and Juicy 3s with goodridge Hoses. I would pick my Juicy 3s over the Deores , they are alot more powerful and have a much nicer feel to the levers than shimanos.
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  • mr mangosmr mangos Posts: 174
    Cheers for the input, really appreciate it. Have ordered the threes.
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