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    Hayes Prime vs Avid Elixir?

    I have a set of original Avid Elixirs that i got in late '08 or early '09. They work awesome and have yet to fail me. Bled them once in the last 4 yrs. They just work.

    I can get a deal on Hayes stuff... Wondering if worth considering some Hayes Primes or just keep my Elixirs.

    Not much mentioned about Hayes brakes in these threads it seems... Do they suck? Just unpopular? Both?
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    Keep the Elixers.
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    The Elixir's aren't bad but the Hayes Prime Pros' are great brakes. The Prime Pro's don't neccessarily have the greatest power but I've found them to be more reliable than the Elxirs. For example once I squeezed my levers when I didn't have rotors in them and after prying the rotors back open I didn't have any problems.

    The Prime Pro's are also very adjustable, you can adjust both the reach and power application.

    I don't feel that the Prime Pro's are that much more powerful but they're extremely reliable and far more adjustable. They're also more "bling" than the Elixirs.

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