We've been drooling over Avid's top end XC brake - the Juicy Ultimate - all morning, and if you have a look at them, you'll know why. The Ultimate has all the great features of the Juicy 7, but has been put on a bit of a diet for the weight conscious XC folk. In all, an impressive 80 grammes has been lost.
The new thin carbon fibre lever blade is as good a place to start talking about as any, boasting a more trim design than other models in the Juicy line. The Juicy Ultimate uses full Ti hardware and organic pads, so there's no doubt that this plus the new one piece MonoblokT caliper design and the magnesium lever body are all going to work together to make your bike lighter and faster.
To find out if it will, check out the review in an upcoming issue of MBUK.