What's up with Avid hydraulics? Everyone who owns them seems to have a complaint about them, usually about the constant need for re-bleeding. I have a pair of Avid Elixir 5s. I found out the hard way that you can't store your bike hanging it front-wheel up, or you will get air in your line. What kind of crappy design is this? I've used other hydraulic brake systems for over 12 years (Hayes, Shimano) and never encountered any of this crap before.
I have 3 sets of Juicy 7's on my wife and my 4 bikes. The 4th bike has Shimano. I have had no such issues with the Juicy's, and have been a fan of them since day one. I might have to bleed each set once a year? If that. A good bleed is the key to any brake! To be honest I did run them by default on some of the later builds just to have consistency between so many bikes! The XTR trails I have on the 4th bike are nice, but the faulty hose that comes with them is inexcusable. Going forward, I will probably start switching over to Shimano when it is time to replace the Juicy's