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    Are Hayes El Camino brakes really heavy?

    Just built up a Santa Cruz Blur XC. It came out really nice, but it was heavier than expected. It was 24.6 lb., 2.8 lb. heavier than my ti hardtail. Build is almost identical excpet for the brakes. Hardtail has Magura Marta SL, Blur XC has Hayes El Camino.
    How much difference is in the brakes?

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    Same question

    Anyone have accurate weights on those brakes (El Caminos)? I'm on the fence between the Hayes Mag plus (basically regular mags but with carbon levers and ti hardware) and the el caminos. I was about to post a new thread, but decided to add to this one. Thanks.

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    the new juicy 7 carbons look pretty damn sweet. don't know weight though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechmann_mtb
    the new juicy 7 carbons look pretty damn sweet. don't know weight though.
    Look at the Oro Puro. Mmmmmm....tasty. I've got the regular Oros and I think they stop incredibly well and modulate better, IMO, than Martas.

    http://content.mtbr.com/TRD_12_234crx.aspx

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    From what I read, the El Caminos are close in weight to the HFX Mag Plus's. I have the HFX Mags and they work good . The price difference is quite a bit more than the weight difference is worth, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsie_cat
    Just built up a Santa Cruz Blur XC. It came out really nice, but it was heavier than expected. It was 24.6 lb., 2.8 lb. heavier than my ti hardtail. Build is almost identical excpet for the brakes. Hardtail has Magura Marta SL, Blur XC has Hayes El Camino.
    How much difference is in the brakes?
    For what it's worth, the El Camino's are listed as weighing 420 grams on the Hayes site. From the weighweenies site, Marta SL's are listed at front averaged (342/347), rear averaged (360/362).

    If the 420 grams for the El Camino's is accurate, they're about a 130 grams heavier.

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    Actual weight?

    Anyone actually have a set of El Caminos and weight them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughtime
    Anyone actually have a set of El Caminos and weight them?
    In DirtRag 117 they tested and weighed them. For the caliper, lever, line and fluid the front was 290 grams and the rear was 304 grams. Add around 110-120 grams for the rotor & bolts and they're really not too bad at advertised weight.

    Way lighter than the Hayes 9 XCs that I have where the front caliper, lever, line and fluid weigh in at a hefty 350 grams.

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