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    Hayes Mags vs. Codes

    I've alway ridden mags....I'm hearing hype about the Codes. Whats the deal? I've heard good and bad about the codes and I'm about to build up a new bike and cant decide if i should stick with the ol' trusty mags or try something new. I dont want to dish out money on those codes if they're not worth it. I know mags work, just want to see if there is something better out there.

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    It's all personal. Every time I go to a different brake they have massive stopping power but lack the modulation & feel of the Hayes Mag or Stroker. I personally like a brake that has control not one that can lock the wheel with a sneeze.

    Galfer Wave rotors & red pads are where I would spend my money. You can order from the LBS through BTI.

    http://www.bti-usa.com/public/manufacturer/GL/BR
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    thanks for the info....i've noticed that the avid juicy 5's on my hardtail are either on or off like you said. No modulation the lever feels awesome, but no modulation. They also fade out on the long downhills. I'll check out those rotors and pads. anywhere i can see some more info on those online?

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    There web site is poor for the MTB products, http://www.galferusa.com/html/human_power.html If you do a search you will find the pads are highly recomended. I have been using there product for 7 years & find the pads actually increase the brake feel.
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    Fading is old DOT fluid or a bad bleed. Flush that stuff out with a high performance glycol based DOT fluid. No more fading.

    But yes, depending on the pads used and rotor size, the Avids can be a bit grabby.

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