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    hayes stroker trail feeback

    pass on any feedback on the strokers,thinking of picking a set up....reviews range from super brake to stay away.My second pick would be 2008 magura louise bat that are on close out for about the same price
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    I like em.

    I have a set of the white trails and they have been rub and fade free with good modulation and adaquate power with 6" rotors. My only ***** is the lever feel can be bad; the levers return too slow for my liking but they don't pump up but the feel is wrong. Trouble free though, big step up from the El Camino.

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    Not the trails but when I was on travel to Phoenix last week I rented a bike that had the rydes 185/160 (~17 out and back, 1200' climbing). Having both BB7's and J3 (and now a couple of rides on new k24's) I'd say this...

    Power: K24>BB7 & Rydes > J3
    Modulation: J3>Rydes>BB7

    They also seemed to work better when they had a little heat in them. However this is my only experience with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwork
    Not the trails but when I was on travel to Phoenix last week I rented a bike that had the rydes 185/160 (~17 out and back, 1200' climbing). Having both BB7's and J3 (and now a couple of rides on new k24's) I'd say this...

    Power: K24>BB7 & Rydes > J3
    Modulation: J3>Rydes>BB7

    They also seemed to work better when they had a little heat in them. However this is my only experience with them.
    how would you compare them to bb7,thats what I'm useing at this time....

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    I run Trails 7" front 6" back and I'm pretty happy with performance. They're quite powerful, have more than decent modulation and weight less than J7 (with a set of carbon levers though). The lever feel was a bit strange at first but I accustomed quickly. The bite point isn't adjustable but it's well-placed anyway. And they came from factory very well bled. Generally I like them more than my old J7 and BB7.

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    They had about the same power as the BB7's with the same rotor size combo but with better modulation.

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    I haven't had a chance to do an aggressive ride with mine (having problem with other parts on my bike) but from the limited trail experience I've had them, I'm quite happy with what I see.

    I have seen some people say they lacked in power, but I have no problems locking up the rear, should I choose to. That doesn't mean they lack modulation, I would describe the lever feel as a progressive. Lever feels relatively light at first (not air in the lines light though), but as you travel through the stroke you notice more pressure to the point where you lock em. Kind of hard to describe I guess, but I like the feel. Personally I would easily rank the Trails higher than BB7's.

    I have noticed my rear periodically has a somewhat slow return, but it hasn't been to the point where it has bothered me. Contacting Hayes for grease, might fix that though.
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    I did a review of them on my blog, it also has a link to NSMBís review in my post. Definitely the best brakes Iíve ever had and Iíve got 2 sets so my review should be ultra reliable.

    http://lordonone.blogspot.com/2008/1...er-trails.html

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    The Trails have excellent feel and feedback giving the rider full control. Comparing the BB7 to the Stroker Trail is like comparing Tequila to beer on the buzz, not knocking the BB it's the best mechanical brake on the market for a reason. Which whatever is better that whateva is going to be a never ending topic this is why we have so many options, if the fan ever stops the sheiat will fall.
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    Here is my review of some Hayes Stroker Carbons on my HiFi deluxe.

    They story behind them is the Juicy 5s could not be fixed from making noise. They just keep on and on until i got fed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpinD
    Here is my review of some Hayes Stroker Carbons on my HiFi deluxe.

    They story behind them is the Juicy 5s could not be fixed from making noise. They just keep on and on until i got fed up.

    Hayes Stroker Carbons
    Hope your HiFi is Quadraphonic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Hope your HiFi is Quadraphonic.

    Nice review.
    What's a "Quadraphonic"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpinD
    What's a "Quadraphonic"?
    Kids

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadraphonic

    State of the art in the '70's
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    ... i am still confused.

    Do you mean it's an oldie but goodie so to say??
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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpinD
    ... i am still confused.

    Do you mean it's an oldie but goodie so to say??
    I will assume you dont know how to read then, how old are you??
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    no no, I know how to read, I just don't see the correlation between a 4-channel / multi-channel stereo and my bike =(
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    Haha, ok thanks for the explanation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PimpinD
    no no, I know how to read, I just don't see the correlation between a 4-channel / multi-channel stereo and my bike =(
    Hi Fi also known as High Fidelity used in the music/sound industry. In the early years '50's up having HiFi was exclusive to the rich or making a quality album then became a standard, Quadraphonic took a huge step and went from the standard 2 speaker HiFi system and added 2 more putting 4 speakers in the same room. Today the term H Fi is very rarely used it's now Home Audio, Surround Sound, 5.1, 6.1 now 7.1 and climbing.
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