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    Just got my Hayes Prime Pro

    Fedex just dropped off my free brakes from Hayes. They sent me their most baller!!! setup. Hayes Prime Pro in black/silver with floating rotors and titanium components and hardware. I shat a brick cause I thought I was getting the Prime Expert.

    I won these brakes because of Hayes facebook contest. They received their first batch of brakesets for the public. They wanted to give them away to 10 lucky winners and I was one of them.









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    SWEET! I heard these were in the works for a LONG time. Glad to hear they are available.

    Post a ride report. The poppet cam technology is pretty cool too. Wish my stroker grams had em. But no sweat!

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    Wow lucky! Look sweet
    Riding.....

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    Interesting.

    It sucks that it's required to remove the levers from the bar to bleed. And is that a 2 piece caliper on their top level brake?
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Remove the levers? I dont know where you got that from.

    http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/wp-con...e_Bleed_EN.pdf

    And yes its 2 piece. Whats wrong with 2 piece calipers? Some of the best automotive hydraulic brakes in the world are 2 piece.

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    Ah, there's a extra bleed port, I thought you had to open the reservoir, Magura style.

    Nothing fundamentally worng with a 2 piece design, I'm just suprised to see that on the top of the line brake. All other manufacturers have 1 piece calipers for their top-end brakes. It's probably to keep price down.
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    They look sweet! I want a ride report and some pictures of them installed!

    -Brett

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    I'd love to hear how they perform... I still love my Strokers

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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Ah, there's a extra bleed port, I thought you had to open the reservoir, Magura style.
    what are you talking about?? Magura uses EBT (easy bleed technology) on every brake in the lineup, minus the Gustav.



    Congrats on the brakes BTW, hope you have better luck with hayes than I ever did with my 3 pair!
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    Do you have a ride report of these fine pieces of equipment yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Ford
    what are you talking about?? Magura uses EBT (easy bleed technology) on every brake in the lineup, minus the Gustav.

    Congrats on the brakes BTW, hope you have better luck with hayes than I ever did with my 3 pair!
    LOL

    I don't have much exprience with Maguras but the ones I bled for a friend didn't have that port...

    What about the 975 XTR then?

    I think you get my point... some brake require you to open the reservoir for bleeding and I thought the Primes we're one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler243
    Do you have a ride report of these fine pieces of equipment yet?
    Not yet, unfortunately I'm currently building up my bike. I'm waiting for my FSA K-Force bars/saddle/tires to come in before ride report.

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    Nice. Waiting for the same setup to arrive through an EP order.

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    I saw in your thread from the Giant forum that you finished your build. Any first ride impressions yet?

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    Absolutely amazing. The power and modulation are just amazing. I really like the adjustability. I have it setup for 1 finger braking. I've used shimanos, avid juicy/elixir's, hope and I dont think I've used a brakeset that inspires confidence like these. I have mine setup for closest pad contact and brake lever a little closer to the handlebar. The new floating rotors are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdemo76
    Nice. Waiting for the same setup to arrive through an EP order.

    was it through Promotive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumaking
    Absolutely amazing. The power and modulation are just amazing. I really like the adjustability. I have it setup for 1 finger braking. I've used shimanos, avid juicy/elixir's, hope and I dont think I've used a brakeset that inspires confidence like these. I have mine setup for closest pad contact and brake lever a little closer to the handlebar. The new floating rotors are awesome.
    Thats great news how is the pad spacing on these?

    A few more things to check off the list of wants and these may happen to be my new brake for the summer

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    cool.now put them on ebay and then buy some formulas or shimanos or Maguras for the win

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    I was close to getting these brakes over the far more spendy Saints or The Ones ... but their new-ness and seemingly needless new technology steered me away. However, I have never had anything but success with all my Hayes brakes I have owned, so it's great to hear they've made a competitively priced brake that performs well too. I'd like to hear about the ultimate reliability of these in a DH environment.

    Whatever happens, excellent luck on the win, and I hope they completely rule ... Hayes has a poor name for no reason IMO. As for the 2 piece calipers; I prefer them ... a bit more heavy (very little), but rebuilds are joke easy and quick.

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    just got the prime pros; whats the proper break in method/procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyguy View Post
    just got the prime pros; whats the proper break in method/procedure?
    The same as for any disc brake.

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    Congrats, man!

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