Hayes Prime Expert Disc Brake System

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $122.49

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Product Description

It’s here. And it’sThe first of its kind. PRIME hydraulic disc brakesfeature industry-firstTechnologies and offer more powerand a better ride. PRIME’sTool-free reach and contact adjustment,improved brakingTorque and feel and outstanding ergonomics are just afew of its many attributes. Plus, its ground-breaking, high-flowreservoir venting system has never been seen before.Tool free stroke adjustmentTitaon lever bushings Post mount caliper Includes lever, caliper, hose and fittin

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cman8 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2013

Strengths:    Easy to set up. Powerful, Tool less reach adjust, Pad adjustment on the fly. Look good. Feel Good

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These things are great. If you get the new ones with the Cross Hair Technologie, they are seriously the easiest brake to set up. No rotor rub in like 2 minutes. Set up perfect everytime. These things also have great power and mudulation. Have stopped me on a dime every time. I got the floating rotors but any people with some fox forks watch out as the front rotor rubs on the post mount. That was easily fixed (Sanded down a fraction of a MM). Overall If you have arte looking for good brakes get these. I run Formula RX's on my Nomad and they are pretty comparable. The Formulas have a bit more power but other than that they feel the same.

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Price Paid:    $119.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Formula Rx's, Magura Marta's, Avid Elixir 5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Konstantin a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2013

Strengths:    Extremely braking power, great modulation, awesome design

Weaknesses:    painted graphics, huge weight, when rainy it squeal like a sick pig, toxic brake fluid

Bottom Line:   
Very good bicycle brakes for aggressive cross-country, all mountain and moderate downhill. Awesome working below zero temperature (I tested it at -25 Centigrade).

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Favorite Trail:   Erino, Moscow region, Russia

Duration Product Used:   6 month

Price Paid:    $8400.00

Purchased At:   VELOMIRSHOP.RU

Similar Products Used:   Tektro Auriga Pro, Avid Elixir Seven, Avid Code R

Bike Setup:   Merida HFS, Rock Shox Reba RLT Ti, Deore SLX / SRAM X.0 transmission, Sun Ringle Disc Jockey, Sun Rims DS-2XC, Scwhalbe NN.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by schlockinz

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2012

Strengths:    Easy to adjust. Great power. Even better modulation. Lever feels amazing

Weaknesses:    I live in a town of Hayes haters...

Bottom Line:   
Got these brakes about 6 months ago and wanted to get some good ride time before I wrote a review. They've got plenty of stopping power with the best modulation of any break that I've ridden before. The tool free adjustment is nice, especially in shoulder season when your glove thickness can be changing frequently, or for the days when you switch from needing more raw stopping power to a more finessed stop.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gomite a Cross Country Rider from Antioch, IL

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2011

Strengths:    -Tool Free Lever Reach and Dead Stroke (distance for the pads to engage to disc) adjustments on the fly!
-Acceptable Weight
-Great Looks!
-Superb Modulation
- Lever Reach and Dead Stroke adjustments can be made indpendently without losing any stopping power
-Easy installation

Weaknesses:    -Painted graphics on caliper
-Rotors sold separately

Bottom Line:   
I was blown away by these breaks going down hill on a highly technical track. The Dead Stroke adjustment is this brake's best feature, and like the lever reach, it is fully adjustable on the fly to suit trail conditions and/or user preference. This is great all around break for DH, Free ride or XC! These breaks allow you to adjust the "first bite" distance from the pads to the disc independently of the lever reach distance. So you get the same braking power on each stroke whether you have the lever set at its farthest distance or the closest position to the bar. I am using these brakes on 6 inch rotors. I rode for nearly three hours under near constant braking conditions and these brakes never faded or ever overheated. I was able to ease into gradual downhill curves by applying soft pressure to the lever. I could easily achieve max clamp pressure in an instant too! One or two finger braking is easily achieved on these brakes. I felt very confident that I could wait until the very last second to brake going into a turn so I wouldn't lose too much momentum coming out of a turn as it headed back uphill. I would buy these breaks several times over! Good work Hayes!

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Favorite Trail:   Emma Carlin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Joie De Velo - Lake

Similar Products Used:   - Hayes El Camino
- Tektro

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Moment: Thompson stem, seat post, SRAM XO/Shimano XT shifters and drivetrain, Fox Talas fork, Fox DHX 5 rear, Mavic Crossmax wheels & hubs

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Haye's Prime Pro / Expert reversible?

Can Prime Pro / Expert levers be used as front or rear or will the "bite" adjustment be wrong side up? Thanks.Read More »

Hayes Prime Expert

So I've got the chance to switch over to some Hayes Prime Expert. Plan would be to run the avid g2 rotors. Should I do it? I very much care about maintenance ease and reliability. Seems like most reviews are pretty positive. Anything to be wary of? ThanksRead More »

New bike coming with Hayes Prime Expert, shoud I switch to Shimano?

Just ordered a new bike and its has Hayes Prime Expert brakes stock. My first inclination is to pull those and sell them and buy a set of Shimano SLX or XTs. I already have Shimano brakes on my other bike so I have the equipment and fluid to bleed them, plus the universally good reviews make them te ... Read More »

Hayes Prime Expert salvageable?

Upon inspection I found that my Hayes Prime Expert had one brake piston leaking while the other piston barely moved. Took the entire caliper to my LBS and they looked up parts and said that they could not order just the caliper. The Hayes website also does not list the part. Since I needed my bike t ... Read More »

Hayes brake question! Prime Expert Vs. Stroker Gram

Well the title says most of it. Pros and cons of anyone who has rode one or both. I dont do any crazy riding just mostly bombing down some hills and embankments and a lot of urban play too and from those spots . Before anyone says shimano this or that i will be sticking with hayes for 2 reasons have ... Read More »

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