Magura Julie Hydraulic Disc Older Disc Brakes

DESCRIPTION

The new Julie: the upstart!! Of course no worry, no compromise 100% MAGURA Brakemeister technology. Twin piston fixed caliper featuring automatic pad adjustment. Cool matt black finish with matt silver forged alloy lever blade. Fits to all forks and frames with IS mounts. Frontbrake also available for Manitou Postmount. The price????.....will shock the scene and care for a massacre.....

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 25, 2012]
Inverleith02
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None that i have seen but could be down to the clowns that made up the bike!

Weakness:

Plastic, flimsy, noisy and dreadful performance that frankly puts your life at risk!

It is difficult to say whether these brakes are so poor or whether they came from the spare parts we thought we'd never use bin! They are simply shocking and have already been fixed twice. Confidence in this particular product and the bike shop are shot, time to cut my losses and get a new set.

Similar Products Used:

Hayes & shimano

[Apr 13, 2011]
MrHyde
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Rock solid dependable, NEVER had to touch these things, ever! I love the levers, and the feel on these cheapo's is top notch. They come set up with 7"/6" rotors - perfect for trail bikes.

Weakness:

Mine had plastic perch/reservoir, which is lightweight, indestructable, but has a little bit of flex to it. No biggie, it still feels firmer than most. My levers are aluminum, not plastic as others complained about. The calipers are monsterous and heavy compared to most high pressure designs.

I got these brakes a long time ago and have yet to touch them. I believe mine are the 04 or 05 model. They have better feel and stopping power than anything I have tried from anyone else. The only downside to these things is that they are heavy, and the lines are what seems to be flimsy plastic tube, although I have never had an issue wit that either. The feel at the lever is rock solid, and makes a properly bled hayes feel downright mushy. The closest anything has come to that rock solid feel is an old set of hope mono mini's with stainless lines. Consitering what I paid for them, and how long they have lasted I think I can say there is no better low budget brake, period. If you look at the other reviews you'll see other people with the same experience, then the oddball one saying they suck..... and they don't. I would chock up the low reviews to dud brakesets/installation/setup. Mine have been flawless, with an awesome blend of power and modulation, while staying silent year round in Canada. My next brake purchase is going to be from Magura again, but it's going to be significantly lighter this time.

Similar Products Used:

Hayes El camino, sole, HFX-9, HMX-2, Stroker Trail. Hope mono mini.

[Nov 01, 2010]
ruary
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent stopping power, simple to service, inexpensive, fantastic customer service

Weakness:

Not the lightest brake.

These really are excellent brakes. I have had these brakes on a couple bikes because you could not beat the price and performance combo. I have ridden a ton of miles on them, and had my share of crashes, and have never had a problem with the plastic levers. I really like the shape of the levers and the brake feel. The are incredibly easy to service and I especially like the fact that Maguras use mineral oil instead of DOT fluid that will ruin the finish of your frame. I have a friend who had Julies and had a sticky piston. Magura sent a new caliper out at no charge. Who does that now? Awesome customer service. I see recently that you can pick up Julies for like $10 each on ebay. Unbelievable deal.

Similar Products Used:

Magura Louise, Hayes

[May 17, 2010]
shufel
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

very good brakes with great braking power . actually these brakes giving me onoff feeling

Weakness:

i don't like its levers . in wet conditions you may get weird sound from the caliper area but it does not affect breaking power.

great brakes to get as stock component much much much better then shimanos 520 brakes. don't think that i'd buy this model again . will stick with Magura but with more advanced models.

Similar Products Used:

hayes 3, tectro mechanical disk brakes , shimano 520 hydraulic brakes

[Jan 12, 2009]
Bigtwin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Stopping ability!

These came on my F700 XC ride. What they are doing on a bike like that is anyone's guess; they have terrible.

In the warm and dry - fine. Otherwise - forget it. They don't adjust to pad wear, they seize and drag at the first sniff of wet and mud, and even when (rarely) they actually work properly, the stopping power is unimpressive - my Hopes knock them into a cocked hat in all respects. They have been nothing by a P-in-the-A the whole time. I've adjusted them everywhich way, changed the oil, changed the pads, stripped, cleaned, lubed, you name it.

The bottom line? They are rubbish.

Similar Products Used:

Hopes.

[Dec 07, 2001]
Steve
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Good stopping power and modulation.

Weakness:

Not designed for Scotland.

Mine are currently in the shop where they are trying to get the front calipers unseized. I ride my bike in the mud at weekends, and commute (mixed road/bikepath/muddy path) in the week. Some combination of mud and salt is making them seize. Once unseized it only takes a few rides to get them seizing again.

I'd like to upgrade to Hope (which work fine round here), but I'll have to settle for getting some decent v-brakes and my wheels rebuilt (currently have disc-specific rims).

So, these discs may work fine if you don't see too much mud or road work, but if your useage pattern looks anything like mine, avoid them.

[Feb 03, 2007]
Ralph KOCH
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Have done over 2000kms on these brakes,Bled the fronts once and replaced rear pads-got the pads from Singapore on e-bay for $9.00. Crashed a million times and only pinched the tube once

Weakness:

Cant think of any

Cannot fault them.Work perfectly for me

Similar Products Used:

V-BRAKES, Shimano Deore Discs

[Sep 27, 2005]
nicko
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Brutal braking power wet or dry

Weakness:

Can be a bit noisy when wet - Still brake excellent

Excellent stopping power cheap. Loosen the screws holding the lever so they rotate if you crash rather than snapping off!

Similar Products Used:

Dodgy V brakes

[Mar 01, 2002]
Cooper Flynn
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great stopping power! Works great in hot or cold weather!

Weakness:

I took a hard fall at Tanner's a local dirt jumping park and poped my master cylander for my back brake. Last week my brake got realy squishy! To the point where i only get stopping power when the break lever is touching my grip. Soon I won't be able to brake at all. What i found amazing is on time i was fixing my bike and i pushed both levers different times fairly hard and my pads didn't come out at all!

A good brake for the $, any brake would have broken on that fall so don't worry

Similar Products Used:

0 :(

[Dec 04, 2001]
mo
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

good power, value, and the dics look awesome ;)

Weakness:

crappy levers, i broke one when i fell, i recommend getting metal replacement levers.

excellent pair of discs, but if you can afford hayes, get them

Similar Products Used:

first pair of discs

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