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    hayes gx2

    i think my front disc brakes have totally worned out its pads.Now i'm having trouble finding the right pads at my local bike shop.As a last resort, i decided to get it online. I found this one.http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/162...Brake-Pads.htm

    I would like to know if this is compatible.
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    Do they look like the pads you have now?

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    Take out your pads and see if they look like the ones in the picture...
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    Worned pads. i done worned me out sum pads once, hyuck hyuck. Worned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albyhellscream
    i think my front disc brakes have totally worned out its pads.Now i'm having trouble finding the right pads at my local bike shop.As a last resort, i decided to get it online. I found this one.http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/162...Brake-Pads.htm

    I would like to know if this is compatible.
    The GX-2 is just a "branded" version of the MX-2 specially painted for giant bikes. The pads you identified are compatible.

    However, if you have the cash consider spending an extra $50 at Pricepoint to get a BB-7 to just replace it. GX-2s are difficult to setup, have poor cable alignment (which produces extra cable friction) and weak return springs.

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    I agree with willtsmith. Save your money and buy a set of Avid mechs. I used to have the GX-2 brakes and i had troubles with them all the time. Constantly changing the pads, and adjusting the calipers. Even doing that, i still couldn't get them to work properly.

    In the end i threw on some BB7's with Avid levers and haven't had any complaints.

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    thanks for the advice.. i will check with my local bike shop and see if they carry any bb7's. thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by albyhellscream
    thanks for the advice.. i will check with my local bike shop and see if they carry any bb7's. thanks guys
    Your LBS should have them, but might be a little pricey. Give Pricepoint or JensonUSA a go if you find out they're a little overpriced.

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