Therapy Components Brake Therapy Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Hayes Disc Brake System

4.7/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $149.00


Product Description

THERAPY COMPONENTS BRAKE THERAPY Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Hayes


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jorge a Cross Country Rider from west palm

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2010

Strengths:    this product works great. It looks great and it does the job .You never know that is an after market part.Very light weight and well built.when you see it on the bike it looks like it came with the brake system .

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
best buy for the money if you have a bike you need to convert to disc brakes.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   wheels of wellington

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Y22 trek with all new sram XX components and DS swiss rims,avid elixir hydraulic brake system .front suspension corsa SL world cup shock, rear shock fox float RP 23 .this bike is a sweet ride!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cruzin 61 a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2009

Strengths:    Made a great bike fantastic. Works and has never needed attention once set up.

Weaknesses:    None that I can find

Bottom Line:   
This is the greatest product around to convert your V brakes to disc. Had a shop do it for me and it has worked great with no messing around.
If you want to make your ride great in all weather conditions, this is the way to do it.
If you need help with something, the folks at Brake Therapy are ready to help.
Be sure you have the hub that you will be using in hand when you buy the kit, as some have needed adapters. Esp if you have a Shimano hub.

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Favorite Trail:   Rincon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Brake Therapy

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   GTSTS2000,
Fox Talas Fork, Shimano shifters, Shimano hydraulic brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary a Cross Country Rider from socal

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2008

Strengths:    Installation was easy. Parts fit perfectly. Does what it's supposed to do.

Weaknesses:    Adds weight (170 grams). Adds $150 to the cost of the brake swap.

Bottom Line:   
If you want disc brakes on your rim-brake frame, this is the way to go. I have had zero problems with this conversion since it was installed, and don't expect any.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Therapy Components

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   KHS A-lite, Hope Pro II hubs, Avid BB-7 brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phil Furlong a Weekend Warrior from Sheffield, U.K

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2007

Strengths:    Best way to add Hayes to any bike.
Easy to install. No frame modifications needed.


Weaknesses:    Weight.
Unlike Disc ready frames, you need to disconnect the adapter before you cab remove the rear wheel.
Small amount of play.


Bottom Line:   
Effective way to rig hayes disc brakes to your bike. Brake Therapy was the only solution that did not require me to weld or dill and bolt through my rear triangle that I could find. A good solution but like with all things there are drawbacks because it's a compromise.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   www.therapycomponents.com

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Comp.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boats a Cross Country Rider from Garbage Grove, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2007

Strengths:    Being able to run a disk brake on a non-disk frame. Excellent materials (CNC machined T6 Aluminum) and design. Customer service is outstanding, the owner calls you back and returns e-mails himself.

Weaknesses:    It does add weight. But if you're that concerned about weight then why are you installing disk brakes? Some older hub types are not supported.

Bottom Line:   
First off, this product is the best disk conversion system on the market. Some people try to find BT kits on e-bay but to get the right kit for the right hub spacer and the right seatstay arm, you have to call brake therapy. Brian (the owner of therapy components) usually picks up the phone when you call unless he is out riding his bike. It is great to buy a product from a fellow MTBer instead of some company run by suits.

Second, the only way this product could break a frame is if the frame was sub standard or there was faulty installation, or it was bought off of e-bay. Kona bikes has the brake therapy kit installed on the 2007 Stinky Primo, and they wouldn't do that if there was a chance that it would break frames.

Third, why are you still reading this? Go to the therapy components website, call Brian, get your kit, install it, ride on.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Brake Therapy

Similar Products Used:   No one, not even manufacturer designed retrofits come close to the level of performance of this product.

Bike Setup:   Merlin Mountain Titanium, RF Next SL cranks, 2006 XO/XTR drivetrain, Hayes Mag XC, Atomlabs trailpims on Hope bulbs, Chris King Ti headset, Thomson stem & Post, Pushed Fox F100X fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Willis a Cross Country Rider from Blackwood, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2007

Strengths:    The Brake is great. The control it can give you while coming fast into a tight corner is brilliant. Also while going down steep parts of the trail when you need to use the brake I feel all you need to use is one finger so you can have the that extra finger giving you good control of the bike.

Weaknesses:    The only weekness it ever gave me is when I changed my forks to a larger size the cable was to short and I had to install a new cable so that the cable wasn't catching with my wheel.

Bottom Line:   
The brake was great and i'm real happy with the outcome of it use.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress Red

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Dales Cycles Glasgow

Similar Products Used:   None that I know of.

Bike Setup:   I use a Specialized FSR frame. Thats all I can say, I don't know much about bike set up.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Yes a Weekend Warrior from Norway

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to install. Sturdy. Looks good. Very good engineering.

Weaknesses:    It is not handed out for free...?

Bottom Line:   
Great product, and also Brake Therapy`s representative Brian gives very good service when you take contact to place an order. If you are looking into converting your bike to disc brakes, this is the product you want to buy!

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Favorite Trail:   Any technical singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Therapy Components

Bike Setup:   Principia hardtail, Reba, XM321, XT hubs, DT Swiss Comp, Schwalbe Big Betty, Easton.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carlos a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood, CO USA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2004

Strengths:    This piece works advertised, has excellent fit and finish and a level of customer service that would make it stand out in any industry.

Weaknesses:    The rear wheel is a little harder to get in and out. This is more then made up for by the fact I can run a disk on my pre-disk frame!

Bottom Line:   
If you have a pre-disk frame and want to upgrade to disk this well designed, well made adapter is the ticket.

This adapter had to be custom built to accommodate the large rear rotor I’m running. It’s hard enough to find a company these days that will even consider a one off, much less work with you from design to completed project. I had a time constrain on the project and Brake Therapy helped me meet it. It was a pleasure to work with them.

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Favorite Trail:   Colorado Trail around Top-of-the-World

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Direct from Therapy Components

Similar Products Used:   Are there any?

Bike Setup:   IBIS Cousin It (tandem), XT shifters, XTR derailleurs, LX cranks, 11-34 cassette, White Brothers TM 1.0, Hope Mono6ti (205mm rotors) front and rear and Phil Wood Disk/Mavic EX 729 wheels with a Continental Vertical Pro Tection2.3 on the front and a Continental Survival Pro Tection 2.3 on the rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Lompoc, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2003

Strengths:    Does what it is designed to. Mounts solid and clean and once installed I havn't needed to adjust or mess with it.

Weaknesses:    None found so far.

Bottom Line:   
This Therapy Component has put alot of life back into a bike that has served me well. If you have a bike that you like that you would like to put disk on then this is the item for you. Especially if buying a new bike is out of the question.

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Favorite Trail:   TheErlandFamily@Yahoo.com

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Similar Products Used:   None. Could not find any.

Bike Setup:   1996 Trek Y-22

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kaku Ito a Downhiller from Setagya, Tokyo

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2003

Strengths:    solving a native problem that the frame had

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Installation was easy. The craftmanship is superb. After installed, I gained more control at the corners, more confidence at the rough surface. It's harder to take off the rear wheel but i take the whole caliper off to make it easy. As the other reviewer said it broke the frame, it might not ideal for frames not made for full downhill purpose. Since brake therapy give wide range of freedom to use it for anything possible, users should consider how the frame should hold up. I would strongly recommend for Stab Primo.

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Favorite Trail:   Fujimi Panorama

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Brake Therapy

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2001 Stab Primo with Dorado, 24 inch wheels, Hayes hubs, 5th Elements shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chuck Crabtree a Racer from Indianapolis, IN

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2002

Strengths:    It does exactly what it's supposed to.

Weaknesses:    My only complaint is that the connecting arm isn't reverse threaded on one end. That would allow for it to adjust without taking the bolts out of one end.

Bottom Line:   
They did this for me as a one-off custom (DeeMax hub uses 2 piece axle). It takes a little tweaking to get the correct connecting arm length. It does exactly what they said it would.

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Favorite Trail:   My secret ones.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Therapy Componants

Bike Setup:   98 Intense M-1 w/Mavic DeeMax wheel.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andie a Weekend Warrior from The big City

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2002

Strengths:    Stregnth = weakness.
Broke my frame


Weaknesses:    Uh - it broke my frame.

Bottom Line:   
Broke my steel frame in the middle of the chainstay. look that the disc, then look at the preak - it's in a direct rotational line. This thing claims to distribute load to the brae boss, but bosses dont resist flex in the direction that BT puts on them. i thought i was saving money, but it cost me. I hate BT.
1 big flaming turd. And it cost too much.

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Favorite Trail:   The one to your mom's crib

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Broken Kona hahana.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flake man a Weekend Warrior from snobville,fla.usa

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

Strengths:    great price, easy install, and flawless functionality. gary and brian are very helpful

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
sometimes im not too sure about these reviews. as much as id like to recieve cash for writing these im not, im doing this out of respect for quality in design , and to help out anyone interested in a quality product that has proven to me that a little machine shop can still hold its own against fancy R&D. i got the therapy upgrade a year ago and forgot about it, which is probably the best complement one could give a product.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   therapy components

Similar Products Used:   good luck trying to find one

Bike Setup:   99 fsr, marz dj1, planet x goliath cranks, 12mm hadley rear hub (bored out by yours truly), thomson stem and post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Weebs a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Just wanted to clarify that this adapter is not Hayes specific as it says above. Any disc brake conforming to the current (ISO?) standard will work.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

Strengths:    Works perfectly. Solid. Well thought out.

Weaknesses:    Could be lighter.

Bottom Line:   
Works exactly like it is supposed too. I think it could be make lighter by 25% without weakening it significantly. On the otherhand it wont break! Its not pretty but it beats buying a new frame. Going to discs has been worth every penny and gram.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   www.therapycomponents.com

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   1999 Litespeed Unicoi, Chris King ISO, Avid Discs, Titec, XTR else

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