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Avid Juicy 5 brake pads

northturtonnorthturton Posts: 66
edited May 2008 in MTB buying advice
I think I need to change my Avid Juicy 5 brake pads for the first time - what would anyone recommend I replace them with? How long should they last for?

Please bare in mind I havn't a clue what type of pads are currently in them!! I ride a Spech Rockhopper Pro.

Also, how often should the hydraulic fluid be replaced? I believe you can get DIY bleed kits. Any recommendations?



  • hoathyhoathy Posts: 776
    If you have only just got through your first set of pads and it was set up ring to begin with, then you shouldn't need to worry about bleeding it just yet. As for pads, if you're happy with the braking power/lifetime of the standard pads that came with your bike, you could do a lot worse than a set of aztec ones or alike as a replacement, most likely available at your local bike shop...
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  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    If they are the original pads they'll be Avid Juicy pads, same pads fit 3s, 5,s and 7s (plus others). A new set of Avid pads will set you back about £ 15 per wheel. How long they last will depend on which wheel, how you brake, where you ride and other environmental condtions. My first set on the rear lasted about 450 miles, front have lasted 600 miles and the second rear set lasted 150 miles (over winter :cry: ).

    I've just gone with superstar pads ... c44ea359a7

    Can't tell you how good they are yet as I've only been out on them once and they are stilling bedding in. MBR was raving about them a while back. And at £20 for 4 pairs they are way cheaper than any alternatives. May be worth a look.
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  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Cheers for that link Jon - think I'll grab some of those.
  • omegasomegas Posts: 970
    General xc riding they can last for months , riding trail centres and lots of downhill sections you can take them out in no time.
    You can go through a set of pads in a day depending on the conditions you are riding in and how much you use your back brake for turning.
    I am now trying a set of Disco Brakes ceramic pros but have not had chance to test them out in anger. They say that they are long lasting and no brake fade.
  • pittponypittpony Posts: 1,057
    I've been using superstar pads for several months and can recommend them. The only gripe i have is that they aren't quite as uniformly shaped as Avid pads so can be more fiddly to fit. That said i'll definitely be getting some more when these ones wear out :D
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