Ok, I have had it after 5 years with my Avid Juicy Ultimate’s on my Ellsworth Truth.
I think it is time for a set of Hayes Strokers. I am happy with the power of the Ultimates, which are about 5 years old, but can’t handle the vibration issues. I have spent so much time and money on pads, rotors, setting up and tweaking the brakes, etc. trying to tame the vibration. To rebuild or bleed the Avids that is no big deal. It is the vibration. (To me the Avids are the Alfas of the bike world. Nice when they work but a lot of shop time for stuff that you wouldn’t think would have been sorted out at manufacture.) I don’t want to do this anymore. I want to ride single track in the Northwest. I will say, it has forced me to use my front brake a lot. No vibration and squeal there. The back - My God. Mother of Pearl.
My choice of the Strokers is for the following reasons:
Large community of users so lots of information available.
Had it with Avid/Sram
My concerns of the Strokers are:
Seems like an overly complicated bleeding procedure compared to Avids
No pad contact adjustment like Avids. (How do you compensate for this?)
Now the only reason I want to change is the heavy vibration from the back brake. I no longer want to deal with it. Anyone using Strokers on a Truth? It is interesting my wife’s Truth went three years before developing the vibration problem. Then here it is. Need an alternative to the Avids. I want to Ride not work on a problem. Al
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