Hayes HMX-1 HD Disc Brake System

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HMX-1 HD

Fluidless system, uses standard lever,cable and housing Adjuster barrel for "tool free" pad adjustment All-weather brake pads Complete ball bearing system Mounting bracket system for easysetup and adjustment System weight 350 grams

User Reviews (8)

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chrismayer1971   Weekend Warrior [Nov 25, 2010]
Strength:

LITERALLY stops your ass on a dime!!!

Weakness:

needs (pro) tweaking

My brakes were adjusted at the Pro shop when I bought the bike; These beauties came with the bike and work so well, its hard NOT to keep from going endo! Others might cry and whine about these or other brake units being no good, BUT properly adjusted, almost any brake system will stop you well, especially THESE death grippers! If ya wanna stop yer bike, These'll do it!

Similar Products Used: Tektro
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Dave   [Jan 24, 2006]
Strength:

Awesome power - if adjusted properly
good modulation feel
nice price
strong mechanism and brake body

Weakness:

Adjustability - inital mounting and brake pad

Lots of people complain about the noisy squeal these brakes make and I wonder if they adjusted the brakes properly and "broke them in" before submitting their review. Mine made some nose (as most do initally) but that went away after a short time.

These babys can stop with the best of them. Long decents have minimal impact on braking power. and they have an awesome feel fo XC and urban assault.

I have laid the bike down several times on these brakes and have not yet destroyed them. I have however, broken a few brake cables near the clamping area.

These brakes are awesome and quite inexpensive. A great combo for any rider unless you like to cover your skills (or lack of) with the latest flashy product.

Similar Products Used: you name it
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Joel   Weekend Warrior [Apr 07, 2004]
Strength:

Hard to say. They look better than V-Brakes.

Weakness:

these brakes are:
loud
unresponsive
week
and when they work they still are pathetic

Don't buy this brake system. They were included on my P2 so there wasn't much I could do. I have to say that I am very dissapointed in these brakes; franky, the V-Brakes on my dad's XC bike are A LOT better. Bottom Line: If you have a choice, do not get these brakes.

Similar Products Used: None. This is my first Disc Brake system.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Matt   Weekend Warrior [May 06, 2006]
Strength:

Simple to set up.

Weakness:

The inner pad adjuster SUCKS!! It is functional and you don't use it that much, but man is it a pain to adjust for initial setup-- it does work properly however.... They're still easy to set up despite this.

If anyone has complained about these brakes, I don't think they set them up properly--

Once the pad beds in-- they're really strong, and very close to the avids--

Endo's are easy-- Rear tire locks very easily-

NO V-Brakes can even touch these PERIOD! WHAT????

Smooth actuation, quick responding--

VERY Good brakes if you get a deal like I did.

I WOULD Recommend an upgrade to an 8" front rotor if you just have to have your front brake capable of flipping you over the bike at 20 mph- - But is that what good brakes are really supposed to do?? I really don't think they are.

The pad is a technological advancement in itself, as they designed the material for Harley Davidson, and it's a top secret compound..

Do you really need brakes?

Similar Products Used: A lot-
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Lance   Downhiller [Feb 05, 2004]
Strength:

modulates alright and has pretty good power

Weakness:

it broke

My 2003 P.2 came with this brake on the front and it worked great for probly 8-10 months. i'm 190 pounds so i have to clamp down pretty hard on my front brake when i do a stopee. one day i rolled up to do one and SNAP!...... something inside the caliper broke. This wasn't some little spring or something that broke it was a large metal part that snapped. I have never herd of anyone else having this problem so i would still purchase this product. I'm sure Hayes would have warrentied it but i just bought a new Hydrolic.....which is sweeet!

Similar Products Used: hfx-9's, hfx-mags, avid mechanicals
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Rob   Weekend Warrior [Aug 12, 2005]
Strength:

Good braking power, sleek design, easy to install.

Weakness:

pads cracked and fell apart, brakes make very loud irritation sqealing noise without being wet.

The brakes themselves work well but there are alot of problems that occur with them. i suggest buying the avid bb7s. there only a few bucks more and there rated one of the best if not the best mechanical disc brake.

Similar Products Used: avid bb7 meachanical
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Ian   Downhiller [Aug 04, 2005]
Strength:

-Excellent Stopping Power
-Doesn't pump up on long, tight, steep, downhill trails like hydraulics
-VERY resistant to fade! By the end of a 20 minute downhill through the woods (on a hardtail, 100mm travel!) they felt like just off the gondola.
-Riding Urban, develops plenty of nose manual torque, trials like power
-Haven't warped a rotor in eight months of riding ; Avid BB7 only lasted two.

Weakness:

=Prown to brake chirp/howling
=Must adjust frequently for max power
=Can't be used with QR skewer type axle due to safetly advisory from Hayes. (BONUS POSITIVE: So much braking torque, you could snap your axle!)

I ride urban, a bit of bike trials, and lift accessable downhills. Brakes get a major workout. I've used them 8 months, with no problems. I'm into my third set of brake pads, and the rotor is still within spec, with no warping. These brakes are more badazz than Mr. T.

Similar Products Used: Avid BB7 with 203mm rotor. (good stopping power, bad rotor design)
Tektro IO 160mm rotor. (dependable performance)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
First Last   Weekend Warrior [Mar 06, 2003]
Strength:

stops fast

Weakness:

none

everything is better

Similar Products Used: avids not as good
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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