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Juicy Ultimate Fitting Advice

apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
edited August 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi Guys,

Just ordered a full set of juicy ultimates from Merlin Cycles. Got a great price for the front rear combo but rather curious as to why the front and back are 185mm discs.

On my current setup Juicy Fives the front is 180mm the back 160mm. Merlin said id have to pay for them seperatly (ie more cash!) if i wanted 160mm back with the 185mm front.

My question is wether having 185mms on the back has any downsides and if there could be something funny going on in the deal as Avids website says they dont even do a 185mm rear disc!?

Cheers guys
'08 Scott Genius MC20

My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

'11 Giant TCR Advanced 1

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    well you can just use your current rotors and adaptors.

    bigger discs = more power and modulation

    yes avid do do 185mm rears

    00.5315.012.010 CPS Mounting Bracket Extruded - Rear 185 IiS
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
    Good point about the rotors, hadnt thought of that :oops:

    Not the first time youv'e helped me out, you seem to know everything!

    Thanks again :D
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
    Got a problem with these Juicy Ultimates

    Upon fitting the rear brake i noticed the brake lever was lose compared to the front brake lever so went to gently tighten the hex screw inside the lever and the screw just fell out.

    Upon trying to refit the screw it became apparent the thread within the lever itself was damaged.

    Is there anything i can do about this other than send them back to Merlin Cycles where i purchased them?

    Just wondering as when i phoned them up they didnt exactly seem eager to help!

    Cheers guys
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    which screw?

    send them back not worth messing with them.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
    Yeah i think i agree, have stuck them in the post this morning.

    Just hope i get them back before to long!

    Thanks
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
    Merlin Cycles has sorted the problem and sent it back to me

    Can definitly recommend them as i only sent it back on 2 days ago!
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
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