Written by Alan Starrett Wednesday, 28 June 2006 00:00
The Code is new from the ground up, not a new color scheme of an existing design. All the small details have been thought out to maximise performance in the most adverse conditions. They will feature cartridge bearing lever pivots for minimal friction. The aluminum brake pad contact point adjuster knob is center-mounted for reduced vulnerability. The two piece caliper is held together with four M6 bolts for greater stiffness. Four pistons provide longer braking surface and increased power. Center-mount stainless steel banjo provides multiple hose adjustment options. The pads will also be Avid's new organic compound.
A few online news outlets have had a chance to test the new Code. Stuart Kernaghan at NSMB.e.Magazine has a great writeup accompanied by detailed photos. The full article can be found HERE.
There will be 185mm and 203mm versions for the front and rear. All are 6 bolt only. Stopping power is said to be incresed by 10-12% over the Juicy 7 with only 80g in added weight. MSRP is $280 per wheel. ETA right now is the middle of July. As soon as they are available we will let you know.
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