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    Who has the biggest Pad Gap Stroke?

    I want disc brakes with a big pad gap stroke: a nice wide gap where the rotor can rotate with out-of-true and frame flexing freedom. Hydraulic only ...

    I will start the list off at the bottom with what is the narrowest pad gap stroke I have ever seen: the Hayes HFX nine. They only have about 500 miles on them and the pistons seem to settled in a spot less than the thickness of a business card away from the rotors. Needless to say - this is a difficult gap to maintain. Wheel changes, sand, slight rotor off-trueness can all cause a very squeaky ride. There are no mechanical adjusters on this brake.

    I don't care if I have to hold the lever to the bar to get the brakes to work - though it would be cool if there were a v-brake style hydraulic piston - that traveled more through the pad gap stroke until brake modulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtdavey
    I want disc brakes with a big pad gap stroke: a nice wide gap where the rotor can rotate with out-of-true and frame flexing freedom. Hydraulic only ...

    I will start the list off at the bottom with what is the narrowest pad gap stroke I have ever seen: the Hayes HFX nine. They only have about 500 miles on them and the pistons seem to settled in a spot less than the thickness of a business card away from the rotors. Needless to say - this is a difficult gap to maintain. Wheel changes, sand, slight rotor off-trueness can all cause a very squeaky ride. There are no mechanical adjusters on this brake.

    I don't care if I have to hold the lever to the bar to get the brakes to work - though it would be cool if there were a v-brake style hydraulic piston - that traveled more through the pad gap stroke until brake modulation.
    between the hayes, avid and formula brakes i've owned, formulas definitely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtdavey
    I want disc brakes with a big pad gap stroke: a nice wide gap where the rotor can rotate with out-of-true and frame flexing freedom. Hydraulic only ...

    I will start the list off at the bottom with what is the narrowest pad gap stroke I have ever seen: the Hayes HFX nine. They only have about 500 miles on them and the pistons seem to settled in a spot less than the thickness of a business card away from the rotors. Needless to say - this is a difficult gap to maintain. Wheel changes, sand, slight rotor off-trueness can all cause a very squeaky ride. There are no mechanical adjusters on this brake.

    I don't care if I have to hold the lever to the bar to get the brakes to work - though it would be cool if there were a v-brake style hydraulic piston - that traveled more through the pad gap stroke until brake modulation.
    Shimano XTRs

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    Or the Shimano XT 775s

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