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    Hayes HFX 9 XC, good buy for only $50?

    I did a search but couldn't find any posts about the Hayes HFX 9 XC brakes. Pricepoint has them on sale for only $50 each set. Are these decent brakes for XC use? I'm not super concerned about their weight and I only weigh 154 lbs. so they wouldn't be worked that hard. If these are not that good what would you recommend in the $120ish range for front and rear brakes, I don't need discs.

    These are the ones... http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/179...Brake-Grey.htm

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    I'd say ok buy. They aren't great brakes, modulation is what they lack (which is an issue regardless of your weight). I believe the Stroker Ryde, also at pricepoint (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/181...Disc-Brake.htm) is a much better brake for only $10 more.

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    Make sure you get the adapters
    Quote Originally Posted by Pricepoint
    Brakes Sold Individually/Adapters NOT Included
    Depending on the fork, you may need to purchase one or two adapters which run $10-$15 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Make sure you get the adapters


    Depending on the fork, you may need to purchase one or two adapters which run $10-$15 each.
    I have post mount front fork, if they don't work on the back with the adapters I currently have I'll order some. My main concern with making the switch to hydro brakes is better modulation and more stopping power esp on the front. No matter how much I mess with my mech disc brakes I can't ever get them to feel good. The LX canti brakes I had on my old Diamond Back in the late 90's were way better than my current mech disc brakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joules
    I'd say ok buy. They aren't great brakes, modulation is what they lack (which is an issue regardless of your weight). I believe the Stroker Ryde, also at pricepoint (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/181...Disc-Brake.htm) is a much better brake for only $10 more.
    Thanks for the tip, I'll check them out.

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    Since I don't have modulation or feel issues with my rear mech discs would I be better of spending more on a better front hydro set up and buying the matching rear in a month or two when I can afford the other half?

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    Stretch your budget a little and get the Stroker Trails. They are great brakes, especially at that price.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...kaging+09.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24v
    Stretch your budget a little and get the Stroker Trails. They are great brakes, especially at that price.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...kaging+09.aspx
    I've sold some extra car parts I had so I'm going to order the XT set PricePoint has in the next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwjnky
    I've sold some extra car parts I had so I'm going to order the XT set PricePoint has in the next week.
    Hahaha you know you're addicted when you're parting the car out for bike upgrades
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