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    Hayes Stoker

    Are they any good in terms of stopping power? I haven't been following the news so it's practically unknown to me but the price is pretty attractive.

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    [SIZE=2]They are very powerful, equal or more powerful than Avid brakes if youíve tried them, but allot nicer lever feel and no noise like you get on Avids. Be sure to get the Trail version, if you get the Ryde version the lever will feel absolutely rubbish, really rubbish. Apart from that theyíre very good value and I happily recommend them to you.

    Hereís a pic of my Trail levers on my Trance X to make want them even more:

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    [SIZE=2]Actually while Iím here, I donít mean to pick you[SIZE=2]í[/SIZE]re spelling or if it was just you remembering the name wrong but its Hayes Stroker Trail brakes and not Hayes Stoker.
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    how's the modulation compared to what you've ridden previously?

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    [SIZE=2]They are very powerful, equal or more powerful than Avid brakes if youíve tried them, but allot nicer lever feel and no noise like you get on Avids. Be sure to get the Trail version, if you get the Ryde version the lever will feel absolutely rubbish, really rubbish. Apart from that theyíre very good value and I happily recommend them to you.

    Hereís a pic of my Trail levers on my Trance X to make want them even more:

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    [SIZE=2]Brilliant, sorry back in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    [SIZE=2]Actually while Iím here, I donít mean to pick you[SIZE=2]í[/SIZE]re spelling or if it was just you remembering the name wrong but its Hayes Stroker Trail brakes and not Hayes Stoker.
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    Oops, my bad. I was distracted by an unexpected call while writing the message and didn't notice the mistake.

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    I've been running my strokers for about 3 months now. These are awesome. They've got awesome modulation. Total control of how much you want to slow down but if you really do need to stop, they WILL stop you without skidding or locking up or throwing you over the bars. I've ridden Juicy 7, Juicy 5, Hayes Mags, HFX9 and the Strokers just blow them away by far...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    I've been running my strokers for about 3 months now. These are awesome. They've got awesome modulation. Total control of how much you want to slow down but if you really do need to stop, they WILL stop you without skidding or locking up or throwing you over the bars. I've ridden Juicy 7, Juicy 5, Hayes Mags, HFX9 and the Strokers just blow them away by far...
    Psssh... It's because you're using an Avid adapter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Psssh... It's because you're using an Avid adapter!

    huh??? is there a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    [SIZE=2]They are very powerful, equal or more powerful than Avid brakes if youíve tried them, but allot nicer lever feel and no noise like you get on Avids. Be sure to get the Trail version, if you get the Ryde version the lever will feel absolutely rubbish, really rubbish. Apart from that theyíre very good value and I happily recommend them to you.

    Hereís a pic of my Trail levers on my Trance X to make want them even more:
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    Thanks for the reply. I've got the J7 and unfortunately, the El Camino. I have had problems with them both. The El doesn't provide enough stopping power under certain circumstances. I am lucky enough not to have a noisy J7 but I have been having some problems with the rear caliper. Anyway, the Stroker is aimed to replace the El Camino. The Trail is the one I'm thinking of getting. Originally, I was thinking of getting the CODE 5 as the replacement but I can get 2 sets of Stroker Trail at the price of one CODE 5 where I live. Now, I may as well replace the troublesome J7 with the Stroker.

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    i think that they suckkkk

    my friend just got a kona scrap and when he rides it and goes to stop they barley stop him and they look hideos id go with the hayes nines i have a pair on my bike and they look sick are strong and easy to put on

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_123
    my friend just got a kona scrap and when he rides it and goes to stop they barley stop him and they look hideos id go with the hayes nines i have a pair on my bike and they look sick are strong and easy to put on
    well the reason they suck might be becuse he said he got a small amount of oil on the pads so they might be good if u dont get oil on the pads

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_123
    well the reason they suck might be becuse he said he got a small amount of oil on the pads so they might be good if u dont get oil on the pads
    well duh.......... also keep in mind that pads need to be broken into. It took 2 or 3 dh runs to break into mine...

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    [SIZE=2]They are contaminated, youíre friend needs to clean the rotor with Finish Line oil dissolving cleaner and put some new pads in.

    There just no way Hayes Strokerís could ever have no power.
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    How's the fit with the Avid adapters? I'm thinking of ordering a set of Strokers, and wondering if I should use my existing BB7 adapters, or order the o-fficial Hayes jobbies.
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    Avid adaptors work just fine. BTW, I'm very satisfied with mine on my 6.6. As soon as the bank account recovers, I'll be putting a set on my Socom.



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    I have the Stroker Rydes and the levers do wiggle around a bit more but the modulation and power seems identical near as I can tell. I wouldn't shy away from them if youre price restricted. Best brakes I've used, waaaaaaaay better than Nine's. I actually have an option now between full on and full off!
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    This is great to hear! I actually loved the Hayes Nines, and am considering going to the new Strokers. How do they compare to Shimano XTR or Hone? One of my bikes currently has 6" XTR's (XC bike) and the other has Hone brakes with 8" rotors (fun bike!). How do they Strokers compare?
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    From all the posts, it's safe to say the Stroker is reasonably trouble-free then I have already talked to the LBS and the owner said he would keep two in reserve for me. I'm thinking of getting them on Monday. Anyway, what are the differences between the Trail and Carbon apart from the levers? Just a matter of curiosity really. I actually prefer the Trail to the Carbon as I'm not a big fan of carbon stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roypk
    From all the posts, it's safe to say the Stroker is reasonably trouble-free then I have already talked to the LBS and the owner said he would keep two in reserve for me. I'm thinking of getting them on Monday. Anyway, what are the differences between the Trail and Carbon apart from the levers? Just a matter of curiosity really. I actually prefer the Trail to the Carbon as I'm not a big fan of carbon stuff.

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    [SIZE=2]Internally nothing as far as I know. If you do chose to buy them, check them in the shop that the lever movers in and out freely cos if itís the first batch them itís a quite common problem but its easily fixed.
    See here:Hayes stroker Master cylender problem
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    I just got the Trail's and I need to know if I can use my avid 185 adaptor for the 180mm rotor that I have for the front. I know that someone asked up in the thread but I'm not sure they were referring to the 180mm rotor. I have a Fox 36 with IS mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGF168
    [SIZE=2]Internally nothing as far as I know. If you do chose to buy them, check them in the shop that the lever movers in and out freely cos if itís the first batch them itís a quite common problem but its easily fixed.
    See here:Hayes stroker Master cylender problem
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    Many thanks for the warning. The installation will be done by the LBS so if there is a problem, they will be the one dealing with it. I know the owner quite well. He is a biker himself and is willing to take good care of his customers.

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    No. You cannot use the Avid 185 with the Hayes 180mm brakes. It won't work, you won't be able to get the wheel on.
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    I was asking If I could use an Avid IS to Post adapter to mount my stroker caliper to my fork and use a hayes 180mm rotor with that setup. I found that it set the caliper to far out (duh right?) so I did some handy filing of the adapter and viola works perfectly.

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    Ok, I've got the Stroker. Many thanks EGF168 for the advices. Having both the J7 and the EC, I never thought the next purchase would be another Hayes. They may have got it right this time.

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