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2008 avid juicy ultimate vs 2015 shimano slx disc brakes!? Which do I keep?

Resident88Resident88 Posts: 4
edited July 2016 in MTB buying advice
Just bought a 2008 spesh enduro which has a if juicy ultimates. Wondering whether to put my shimano slx on from the trek remedy I'm selling.

Do I go for newness over original cost? Is shimano reliability/simplicity the winner?

Help!

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  • wilberforcewilberforce Posts: 210
    Keep the Shimano's, and put the Avid's on whatever bike you are selling.

    It's a no brainer
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    This ^^^^^^^^^ plus many potatoes.
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  • Even if the avids still work really well and are very powerful??
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Ditch the Avids asap, you'll only have to fix or replace anyway
  • Cheers fellas, just a pain the slx hose is a bit short for the spesh front. What a pain in the censored .
  • Keep the Shimano's, and put the Avid's on whatever bike you are selling.

    It's a no brainer


    Strange comment ...!?

    Never had any issues with my ultimates and had looooodsa power due to huge leverage on 203mm rotors.

    The lever feel was also spot on.
    Like xtr brakes they use better pads ime.
  • Slx are good too as I run them on my 26+ steel bike with 180/160mm rotors and they feel alright but frint I feel has yet to bed in nicely to full unglazed power.
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Keep the Shimano's, and put the Avid's on whatever bike you are selling.

    It's a no brainer


    Strange comment ...!?

    Never had any issues with my ultimates and had looooodsa power due to huge leverage on 203mm rotors.

    The lever feel was also spot on.
    Like xtr brakes they use better pads ime.

    Not really, Avids are 7 years older than the Shimano's and are generally less reliable.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,252
    cooldad wrote:
    This ^^^^^^^^^ plus many potatoes.

    That.
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  • Maybe older but shimano jobbies are throw away items or replace lever with new when seals go on them.

    If it's easier for op to keep the ultimates then I would do that!
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I went from Avid XX brakes to Shimano Deore and the improvement was well worthwhile.
    Going from Juicy ultimate to SLX will be even better. Just keep the 203 discs.
  • The front worked! Unfortunately I now cant feed the rear lever through the gap in my triple clamp forks! Anyone know a solution???
    (Simple)
  • Sorted.
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