Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Statesville, NC
Bikes: '90-'91 Bridgestone MBZip
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Thanks guys. Yep, tried the pads, the alcohol and bleeding and all that already. The 8" rotor was my next step. That was my one objective of going w/ the discs was to finally have a rear brake that would really grab. Kind of disappointed at first but have since ridden a friends Kona Stinky-DLX w/ 8" Hayes (its an '03 Stinky and I'm not sure of the particular model of Hayes) and that thing would lock-up the rear easily, even on pavement so I know there's still hope. Not Hope the brand but hope for my El's to perform as I expected.
Oh yeah, almost forgot, if any of you buy the El Caminos and plan on bleeding them make sure the bleed kit is a new version from Hayes because it uses a special adapter that threads into the caliper instead of just inserting. When it had to be bled we (me and my LBS) found that out & we had to wait to get the adapter from Hayes as their old bleed kits don't have the threaded adapter. Its El Camino specific for now but will probably be phased into their line-up as it works really well. Thanks for all the input.
Last edited by OldMBZip; 09-23-05 at 09:28 PM.