Hayes Replacement Pads Brake Pad

Replacement Pads

User Reviews (17)

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Ecogeek   Cross Country Rider [Oct 06, 2009]
Strength:

They stop the bike.

Weakness:

They don't stop the bike as well as any alternative pad I've tried.

Serfas. Alligator. Organic. Ceramic. Sintered or not. Anything at all, cheap, not cheap, will stop the bike better than these. Usually for less money.
I have cleaned them, sanded them, the same with the disks. I've tried a brand new set. I've switched front to back and so on, but nothing gets them as good as they should be. Whatever you try, try another brand of pad. One of these also decided to crumble to dust for some reason. No, not from all the sanding/cleaning!
I'll give them a 'fair' rating as they do stop the bike, but considering the price, for value and overall performance they're the worst I've tried. They also seem to like to squeal more than most too. I have run these on two bikes in four calipers from new. I persisted for some time. But as soon as I started trying other brands, things got much better and seem to stay that way whatever other brand I try.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Joseph Miller   Weekend Warrior [Sep 09, 2007]
Strength:

These brakes can stop extremely quick. Sure would not hit the front brake first if going fast.

Weakness:

None. Excellent stopping.

These brakes came installed on my bike. Never really gave much concern about bike brakes untill today. Was riding my favorite trail today which is the Salt Creek Trail. At one point you go under some railroad tracks where you have to duck down to pass under. A kid and his dad was creeping along at a very slow speed. Other bikes were comming towards me. I was probably a bit fast but these brakes kept me from plowing into this little child. If I had standard brakes I sure would have hit this little guy. I highly recommend these to all. THANKS HAYES FOR AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT

Similar Products Used: Lever brakes
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Colin Hall   Cross Country Rider [Jul 21, 2007]
Strength:

Will stop your bike dead! Last for a long time under demanding conditions. They need properly braking in but once on and worn they haven’t given me any problems. Been using Hayes for over 6 years

Weakness:

Price, $40 per set for Sintered pads is a bit pricey

Good pads but on the pricey side.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
John   Weekend Warrior [Feb 13, 2007]
Strength:

Durability, weight, red colour & only 2/3 the price when compared to LBS prices.

Weakness:

None.

This review is for the *Kool Stop/High Performance Compound/KS-D200* version of replacement disk pads. The stock Hayes pads lasted me from July 2002 to March 2005. I got these at M.E.C. back in early 2005 to test on my 2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk for my front wheel for the 2005 & 2006 cycling seasons. My stock Hayes (front) pad was only 10% worn and the rears were 70% worn. So I put the front pads on the rears and put new Kool Stop pads on the front. They acted the same way, stopping me very quickly with few squeaks. For my next cycling season starting March 2007 as soon as all the snow & ice have melted, I'll be installing a second set of pads that I got in my order with M.E.C. back in early 2005. I mainly ride on city streets, sidewalks & waterfront bike paths. The price for 1 set of replacements pads at my LBS were $25 and I ended up getting 2 sets thru M.E.C. for $30. There is also a M.E.C. version for $5 but are of the - regular organic compound for average riding conditions.
Bottom Line: Excellent pads that work, act and sound like stock Hayes at nearly 1/2 the price when found at LBS.

Similar Products Used: Stock Hayes Disk Pads.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Saber Haghvirdy   Downhiller [Jan 18, 2007]
Strength:

acceptable friction - not bad over all

Weakness:

wears very fast and when wet super fast . When muddy take a pair of extra pads with yourself on the trail.

They perform very good but wear out prety fast.

Similar Products Used: Avid - Jagwire
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Roundy   Weekend Warrior [Oct 18, 2005]
Strength:

I'm struggling to think of some

Weakness:

The stuff that these are made of gives no grip at all!

These pads suck.
Hope pads are different nearly every year. They seem to change the supplier like an actress changes her clothes and the present compound is a joke!

Similar Products Used: Fibrax. EBC
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
timish horbay   Downhiller [Apr 28, 2007]
Strength:

long lasting- i dont care who tells you these dont last long, a full season at whistler and mine are still going
good power- they are way better than stock
modulation-enough to have control but not mushy feeling

Weakness:

noisy as hell
really easy to glaze while bedding in

these are good. they stop you all season long, what else could you want. i am a big guy (220lbs) and they have no trouble stopping me... anybody who has problems didnt bed the pads right and glazed them, and they deserve bad brakes!

Similar Products Used: hope pads
cheaper hayes pads
aztec pads
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Lee Crowell   Cross Country Rider [May 20, 2007]
Strength:

good stopping power

Weakness:

none

go Hayes! I'll never use anything else until someone begs me to try it out

Similar Products Used: avid v-brakes, Shimano lx v-brakes, shimano xt v-brakes
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Andrew Payne   [Mar 26, 2007]
Strength:

good stopping power just after being worn in

Weakness:

i go through pads ALOT. one day at whistler and i needed new pads 3 times, they blow chunks

go with juicy's or magura louis or gustus(the best i have ever ridden)

Similar Products Used: none older model hopes
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
TrailMaker   Weekend Warrior [Sep 04, 2006]
Strength:

Easy to find. Good price. They work.

Weakness:

None

The Hayes pads work. They stop well, last a long time, and are quiet - in dry, wet, mud - if you break them in right. They are a good product that does the job with no fuss. I have Delta Aztec pads on the front right now, and they HOWL like a wounded Moose when they are wet. Very annoying.

I'm going back to Hayes!

Similar Products Used: Delta Aztec
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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