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    best brake pads???

    hey all,

    I have recently discovered that I have lost a lot brake power from my 8" hayes 9 and believe I have contaminated them when attempting to lube fork stantions. My question is, waht pads to throw on, i had a set of Gaffers and they seemd to do the job but were a touch grabby,

    p.s. I like lots of brake power

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    I've personally had they best luck on my Hayes (both 9's and Mags) with the Hayes full sintered metallic pads (9's usually come with the semi-metallics stock)...power, modulation, and durability. Only downside is that they can get a loud when they get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doonk
    hey all,

    I have recently discovered that I have lost a lot brake power from my 8" hayes 9 and believe I have contaminated them when attempting to lube fork stantions. My question is, waht pads to throw on, i had a set of Gaffers and they seemd to do the job but were a touch grabby,

    p.s. I like lots of brake power
    Too grabby but you like lots of power?
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    Replace 9 masters with Mag's & keep the Galfers.

    Thats a good one shiggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    I've personally had they best luck on my Hayes (both 9's and Mags) with the Hayes full sintered metallic pads (9's usually come with the semi-metallics stock)...power, modulation, and durability. Only downside is that they can get a loud when they get wet.
    I agree on the Hayes sintered. See the Hayes website where the two types of pads are compared.

    I tried Galfers, but went back to the Hayes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Replace 9 masters with Mag's & keep the Galfers.
    Im going to get some galfers in the next few weeks. Bike needs new pads already... I guess thats what happens when you ride 4-5 times a week
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