Avid Juicy 3 Hydraulic disc brake is made for entry level XC mountain bikes but not suitable for serious riders who often ride bikes more than four times a week. It is an affordable disc brake with two piece calliper and two piston finish. Normally two piece calliper brakes are cheap to make but it does not mean that it is a cheaper brakes. Juicy 3 is made with stiff body but prone to damage in a crash. It is hard to source replaceable parts for Juicy 3 in the market when you really spoil the brake system in the crash. The lever is big and sufficient enough to handle brakes using one finger and the reach adjustment make it easy to control your ride. This bike parts is still a bolted calliper and directly connected to the rotor. Few factory finished brakes comes with overfilled fluids that makes the bleed simply uncomfortable. The casting of the calliper is little wider and of average quality.
This Avid brakes are totally built to save cost and normally fitted with budget XC and trail bikes. It is pretty impressive disc brake that needs proper bleed if you feel the brake is little spongy and requires fine adjustment to get correct modulation of brake power. It gives a firm feel when you apply the brake and helps to produce consistent modulation on trail. This mtb bike parts is easy to setup and maintain with the ability to align the pads quickly with the rotor. The steel banjo bolt with bleed screw is durable than soft calibre body with bleed port so, it is easy to inject fluid and much easier to bleed. Once it is fixed the adjustment is hardly ever needed and it is kind of brakes that you set up and forget till it needed pad replacement [...]