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    Hayes stroker trail

    Hayes stroker trail for $69.98 @ pricepoint. I tried to get tree fort to match but apparently pricepoint is selling them Below cost
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    Did you get these brakes? If so whats the word?

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    I bought these for my wifes Access XCL build, they work great right out of the box. Good modulation, decent feel, I'd buy them again for a budget build.

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    How well are these brakes regarded?

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    I have Hayes Stoker Trails on my bike for the last five years. Lots of heavy use. They have worked well with only changes of pads needed. Based on their quality I went with the Hayes Prime Pro's for our two new builds. Very happy with the Stoker Trails. That is a great buy.

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    I picked up a set for my single speed build. Installed them but haven't used them yet
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    I hated them at first. But only because I just could not get the air out when trying to bleed them. The mistake I made was using an avid bleed kit. Before I gave up on them I dropped the 30 bucks at Jensen for the Hayes pro bleed kit. Night and day simple. Worked much better. They feel pretty solid now.

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    I've had them on my Fisher Rig for several years. More reliable than the Avid Elixir CR Mag on my other bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teigansdad View Post
    I hated them at first. But only because I just could not get the air out when trying to bleed them. The mistake I made was using an avid bleed kit. Before I gave up on them I dropped the 30 bucks at Jensen for the Hayes pro bleed kit. Night and day simple. Worked much better. They feel pretty solid now.
    The best way to bleed is to get a big syringe and some tubing. Just push a bunch of fluid through the system. It gets all the old fluid and air bubbles out. The sqeezing the little bottle method is stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    The best way to bleed is to get a big syringe and some tubing. Just push a bunch of fluid through the system. It gets all the old fluid and air bubbles out. The sneezing the little bottle method is stupid.
    Think your auto text failed you (pretty sure you wanted to say squeeze not sneeze).
    Funny thing, I had terrible luck with syringe method, and the squeeze bottle method worked flawless. Not sure if I had a loose connection or what but was ready to shelve the brakes until I gave em a second chance with the Hayes bleed kit. Just my noobe experience. For sure try syringe method if you can get em cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teigansdad View Post
    Think your auto text failed you (pretty sure you wanted to say squeeze not sneeze).
    Funny thing, I had terrible luck with syringe method, and the squeeze bottle method worked flawless. Not sure if I had a loose connection or what but was ready to shelve the brakes until I gave em a second chance with the Hayes bleed kit. Just my noobe experience. For sure try syringe method if you can get em cheap.
    Yep, squeeze. Damn iPad. You can't go wrong with the syringe bleed. Just push and close the nipple. A cave man can do it! Plus like I said, it replaces all the old water logged, air filled fluid.

    I just bought a white set. I couldn't help myself, they match my new Nickel.
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    I recently bought a white set too (well 6 months ago and they work well for the price)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    The sqeezing the little bottle method is stupid.
    ..and a complete pain. When ever I tried it I just end up shooting oil on the floor, shoes, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTR-33 View Post
    ..and a complete pain. When ever I tried it I just end up shooting oil on the floor, shoes, etc.
    And pads and rotors.
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    Price further reduced to $59 now.
    Anyone know if they come pre-bled and ready to mount?

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    They come ready to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    They come ready to go.
    Cool, ordered white set.
    Hope they can be run moto style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    They come ready to go.
    Without rotors and adapters though. Still a good deal but adding those items at PP pushes the price to around $90 a wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1 View Post
    Without rotors and adapters though. Still a good deal but adding those items at PP pushes the price to around $90 a wheel.
    Yep, but I have aftermarket rotors and adapters, so all I needed were the brakes. I called them to ask if I could get the cheaper price. They weren't sent out yet, so he credited the money back to my card.
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