Hayes MX3 Mechanical Disc Brake System

-Entry Level compact Mechanical
-Die cast one-pecec caliper
-Progressice friction material for modulation
-Compatible with all linear pull levers
-5mm allen key inner pad adjustments
-Compatible with all Hayes brackets

User Reviews (4)

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joe   Downhiller [Sep 24, 2005]
Strength:

brakes

Weakness:

squeaks

really good for the price

Similar Products Used: shimano disks
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Erwin Frank-Schultz   Weekend Warrior [Jan 25, 2007]
Strength:

This review is for the MX-4, similar OEM version
Stop well when set up correctly. ECB pads and some coppa slip on the back of them stopped the squealing.
Seem tough enough

Weakness:

Need constant tuning to keep them operating
Design issue (see below)
No protection (e.g. rubber boot) to keep dirt out

The reason that I am replacing them is a design issue.
When the ads wear you have to adjust the inner static pad with a hex key (nuisance but ok), the outer pad is adjusted using cable length. This means that the lever to which the cable end is fastened gets closer to the static arm holding the cable outer. My subjective view is that this reduces the leverage and therefore stopping power and also pulls the cable at an angle so that it rubs on the hole in the static arm holding the cable outer. You therefore have to replace pads long before they are fully worn to maintain performance.
I think the Avid BB7 fixes most of these issues. Have decided to go for Shimano LX Hyds though as the muck that gets into the cables in our English winter is still an issue.

Similar Products Used: Vs only
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Matt   Weekend Warrior [Sep 03, 2006]
Strength:

Adjustability. I find that these breaks adjust easily which you will be doing guite often. Modulation

Weakness:

Need to be adjusted often. (every ride) I'm not terribly fussy about a little noise but these breaks will be rubing by the end of any decent ride. Breaking power on any longer decents will give you fingers a pretty decent workout.

These breaks are good if your just getting into disk breaks. Breaking power isn't all that great but I'm satisfied overall. If your bike comes with them they will serve your purpose. Certainly on the upgrade list

Similar Products Used: Vees
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
maillot gratton   Downhiller [May 18, 2006]
Strength:

umbreackeable unless a big ass wipe out

Weakness:

lots of noise

its preatty good

Similar Products Used: hfx-9
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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