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    Best Brake System

    Any opinions on the best brake system?

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    For what type of riding?
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    Hayes HFX-Mag
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    There's no such thing as an above all winner because there are so many different types of riding. Some are xc, some DH and Freeride, etc. Some people have criteria that includes weight, some don't.

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    Nah ah, it's simply called "Mag" now, since Hayes bumbled their business dealings and inadvertently gave their name to the company in Taiwan that made their stuff for them.

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    For trail/cross-country riding primarily.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    Nah ah, it's simply called "Mag" now, since Hayes bumbled their business dealings and inadvertently gave their name to the company in Taiwan that made their stuff for them.
    Screw politics, thats for lonely people wanting to feel powerfull

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    I'm just interested in how that is going to affect the end consumer here, especially with parts availability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    I'm just interested in how that is going to affect the end consumer here, especially with parts availability.
    Since there is a minimum time/year requirement for parts availability in the US Hayes has already exceeded that so they would only have what is available in distribution centers & there wherehouse, probably enough to last a couple years. The company holding the patnt. will possibly try & move in on a existing client base, easy money. If that happens im definitely supporting Hayes & screw the chumps going for the easy buck.
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    Basically, any hydro disk from Avid, Shimano, Magura or Hope is great as long as you pay attention to what each model can and can't do and what they are designed for. (This is from the opinion of someone who never enjoyed the multiple different Hayes that he rode, and who likes most everything that he has ridden from other companies, including Hope Mono6s, Juicy 5s, Shimano Saints, etc.)

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    Go Formula Oro Series...

    I have used many different hydraulic brake systems and I am currently using Formula's K-24's with 8" Rotors, and it the best brake system I have ever used and I truly don't see any room for improvement in the system. Best modulation, no overheating and completely silent except when wet!!! If you want more reason to go Formula, take a look at the review section.

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    Having ridden most brakes on the market, i perfer the positive feel of a shimano brake to most others. Avid's have great power and modulation, but lack the feel that I've been looking for. Hayes are horrible, and lack modulation as well as numerous other qualities that you would look for in a brake system. I would recommend checking out avid's nicer brakes (7's and ultimates) as well as hopes and shimano saint/xt/xtr.

    One thing to keep in mind is the availability of replacement parts. Hopes and forumlas (others) are excellent, but the chances of an lbs carrying replacements parts are less likely than your primary avid/hayes/shimano brakes in case you need a fix in a pinch.

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    I have always liked Shimano M555's and Hayes HFX Mags.

    I have heard a lot of bad feedback on Hayes brakes but I'm now trying out some El Caminos after giving up on trying to dial in my ultra bling Juicy Ultimates. I could never get rid of the metal on metal feel no matter how I adjusted the calipers, set the pads, or arranged shims (the front brake felt fine but the rear was impossible to set up). The El Caminos felt better right away so I am going to try them for awhile.

    There are a bunch of good brakes out there - if I had my choice it would be between the Formula Oro's, Hayes HFX Mags, or Magura Marta SL's. I don't have that money...err..choice right now though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_sykes81
    I have used many different hydraulic brake systems and I am currently using Formula's K-24's with 8" Rotors, and it the best brake system I have ever used and I truly don't see any room for improvement in the system. Best modulation, no overheating and completely silent except when wet!!! If you want more reason to go Formula, take a look at the review section.
    I too have tried a lot of disc brakes... and I have to say the Formulas kick ass. Big time.

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    Formula's.

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    Smile Formulas

    Even the cheapest formulas will out perform anything hayes has on the market currently and avid has been using the design that formula gave them before they got bought out by sram

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    Formula.

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    I don't think you can go wrong with most of the brakes out there.

    Personally, I'm running 4-pot M755 XT brakes on my Ibis Mojo w/ a 203mm rotor. Couldn't be happier.

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    another vote for formula, worth every penny.

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    Stick in the spokes. Stops ya every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Hayes HFX-Mag
    Not a chance.

    I would say Formula Oro's they have more power than anyone needs and they have the modulation that Hayes are missing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Hair Boy
    Not a chance.

    I would say Formula Oro's they have more power than anyone needs and they have the modulation that Hayes are missing
    Ars backwards on my side, between my Mag's & Juicy 7's i much preffer the Mag all around. The 7's are way to emo they are like on off switches.
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    Brakes are for wimps.

    The bike goes way faster without em because it is lighter.

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