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    Hayes HFX 9 issues

    this is now the third time i've had to replace the master cylinder on my hfx 9 front brake. it has me thinking it might be time for a change. i do seem to crash on a regular basis. that's why i keep damaging the master cylinder, which is only around $20, but it's a pain to install. i was wondering if the Mag's are any stronger. i noticed there rebuild kit is twice as much though. are there any other brakes i should look into? thanks for any advice. mc

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    Quote Originally Posted by potatohead
    this is now the third time i've had to replace the master cylinder on my hfx 9 front brake.
    Broke an MC here too. Hfx-9 ahave a bunch of weird problems. Still a good brake though.

    The mag is a better brake, and the MC won't fail. But if you fall on yer lever, the mag body will prolly break at the pivot.

    So yer screwed either way.

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    I have seen this happen to two of the guys I ride with. The weakness is the small washer and C clip that hold it all in place. I would think there would be a way to increase the strength of them by going with another version of those two pieces...a little thicker washer and a better made C clamp. I would think Hayes would do this...oh wait they would rather collect $20 every time you crash! Go with another brake....hopes maybe.
    H. D. Smith


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    save your time and sack those and sell them to an XC'er buy mag ones

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