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    Stroker ace overkill for a trail bike?

    I am looking to replace the brake set on my trail bike and found a great deal on the Hayes stroker aces. My only hesitation is they seem to be more of a DH/FR brake and I am wondering if the 4 pot brake would be either too heavy or just plain overkill for a regular 5" AM bike. Anyone use these? Also fwiw, I am thinking 180f/160r.

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    It is impossible to have a brake too powerful, just too weak.

    I have a Formula the One on my commuter

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    It is impossible to have a brake too powerful, just too weak.

    I have a Formula the One on my commuter
    I agree. Some would dis-agree.
    I have Codes on my trail bike.
    Resistance is to high a gear.. i mean futile

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    You can never have enough stopping power. 4-pot are perfect for trail bikes, I currently used XT 4-pot on my motolite with 180/160 rotors and I find them perfect.
    If I disagree with you, it's because you are wrong.

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    Sounds good to me. As long as your not running a 203mm rotor on the rear you will be fine.

    Im running Stroker Trails on my 6 inch bike with 203mm rotors and the rear brake locks a bit too easily with metallic pads in it.

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