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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    Decide on these two hydro's for me...

    Hayes Stroker Trails

    or

    Track down a pair of the old XT 4 pot calipers and get a set of Saint Levers and goodrich hoses and fittings.

    And don't go reccomending me Juicy's ProFail, I have a set right now and I could do without them just fine.
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    Hayes Stroker Trails are nice they came on my Kona. I find their a real pain to keep from rubbing. After a while though the pads don't return as fast as they should. The lever adjustment is nice and quick and convenient. They stop really good though and their not full on or full off like a lot of hydros. You can slowly pull them to a complete stop or stop real fast. Kinda like v-brakes but with a lot more power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Hayes Stroker Trails

    or

    Track down a pair of the old XT 4 pot calipers and get a set of Saint Levers and goodrich hoses and fittings.

    And don't go reccomending me Juicy's ProFail, I have a set right now and I could do without them just fine.
    Sorry, I've nothing to contribute to your decision, but I was curious. What don't you like about the Juicy's?

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    Their modulation sucks.
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    Errr, Formula brakes.

    But if I really had to pick one of the two, your XT sounds like a nice cobo/project. I'd opt for that.
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    No, hayes, whatever you do, For the best price go with LX hydros, I use them and they have more than enough power, the tire goes faster than you could ever need the brake to pull, but if you need to blow cash for some random reason, go with Hope disc brakes, they're the best.
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    I have a set, sick of them, have to likely put in the 3rd set of pistons and o rings tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    No, hayes, whatever you do, For the best price go with LX hydros, I use them and they have more than enough power, the tire goes faster than you could ever need the brake to pull, but if you need to blow cash for some random reason, go with Hope disc brakes, they're the best.
    Why would I throw on LX brakes on a bike that is all XT/XTR/Gravity Light? I also don't give a damn about price.
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    I'll be getting formulas.

    cough elf shut up cough.
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    I'm gonna say xt 4 pots. They're ballin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    No, hayes, whatever you do, For the best price go with LX hydros, I use them and they have more than enough power, the tire goes faster than you could ever need the brake to pull, but if you need to blow cash for some random reason, go with Hope disc brakes, they're the best.
    Why are Hope 's the best.

    Could you explain....." the tire goes faster than you could ever need the brake to pull'.
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    4 pots with 08 XT levers. Best of both worlds.

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    4 pots for the win.

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    man

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Why are Hope 's the best.

    Could you explain....." the tire goes faster than you could ever need the brake to pull'.
    I couldn't comprehend that either, must be noob language.
    Last edited by Trekbikedude; 03-12-08 at 08:46 PM. Reason: typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    4 pots for the win.
    DOOOOOD!!! You gots to have teh 6 potz fo teh pr0ness


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    You know what I'm going to say

    Reports I've been hearing through my Hayes rep is their top DHers who have been running them love the modulation and are happy with them overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    And don't go reccomending me Juicy's ProFail
    I had to read that twice to make sure there wasn't a company called Juicy that makes brakes called ProFail...

    Since when did I start preaching Juicy's? The only time I would recomend Avid is during an Avid vs. Hayes or Avid vs. Shimano question. I'm itching for Magura's myself.

    Did I recomend Juicy's to someone?
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    No recollection at the moment, but I can never tell with you.
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    Update from my searches, it's looking like the Stroker Trails are going to be the brakeset.

    It's almost the same money per brake for a complete Stroker Trail set up as it is for one single XT 4 pot caliper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    No recollection at the moment, but I can never tell with you.
    Oh you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    Oh you.
    Look on the bright side,the elf has taken the heat off of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    No, hayes, whatever you do, For the best price go with LX hydros, I use them and they have more than enough power, the tire goes faster than you could ever need the brake to pull, but if you need to blow cash for some random reason, go with Hope disc brakes, they're the best.
    this has to be pete trying to act stupid right?

    classic post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trekbikedude View Post
    I couldn't comprehend that either, must be noob language.
    "goes" as in will give out, tire grip will fail before you have to squeeze harder and no, im not running 5$ tires from wal-mart either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Why would I throw on LX brakes on a bike that is all XT/XTR/Gravity Light? I also don't give a damn about price.
    Who's the noob which thinks quality is all in the name, perhaps you should do some research on your own and find why one brake caliper is better than another. Maybe you should consider giving the pointlessly spent extra 300$ to some kid in Nigeria.
    elf 232 contra mundum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    I also don't give a damn about price.
    Then Hope should be the final answer.
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