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austinb89 said:
well i after doign extensive research and shopping for prices i have narrowed my choices for brakes. it is between hayes hfx mags 8inch rotors and avid bb7 with 203mm rotors.
currently im running hayes hfx-9 hds and i totally dislike them. there bad for the long runs that i do and loose power often. i think the front caliper might have a leak and the adjuster rod is stripped beyond belief and i tried to super glue a wrench in there to twist it but that didnt work. i just dont think there worth puttign money into to get fixed. i wanted to get bb7's becuase i woldnt have to wrry about bleeding or anything just a simple adjustment here and there. i have used mags before and they are incredible, so much power. i do alot of downhill runs, and freeriding. i try to ride every week and if i can hit some freeride stuff after school everyday also.

i personally am leaning towards the mags, what do you all think?

and is 130 per brake the cheapest for mags?
i would get juicy 5's. but if your set on those 2, definatly the mags imo.
 

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well i after doign extensive research and shopping for prices i have narrowed my choices for brakes. it is between hayes hfx mags 8inch rotors and avid bb7 with 203mm rotors.
currently im running hayes hfx-9 hds and i totally dislike them. there bad for the long runs that i do and loose power often. i think the front caliper might have a leak and the adjuster rod is stripped beyond belief and i tried to super glue a wrench in there to twist it but that didnt work. i just dont think there worth puttign money into to get fixed. i wanted to get bb7's becuase i woldnt have to wrry about bleeding or anything just a simple adjustment here and there. i have used mags before and they are incredible, so much power. i do alot of downhill runs, and freeriding. i try to ride every week and if i can hit some freeride stuff after school everyday also.

i personally am leaning towards the mags, what do you all think?

and is 130 per brake the cheapest for mags?
 

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definatly, mags are great brakes. you dont realise how much of an improvement they are over HFX-9s untill you ride them. so i for one incourage the decision.
 

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definatly, mags are great brakes. you dont realise how much of an improvement they are over HFX-9s untill you ride them. so i for one incourage the decision.
9's suck.......................you will be happy....hayes are the easiest brakes to get parts
 

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juicy 5s go for about $120.00 per wheel and they are sick, i've riden bikes with them on trails that lots of braking is required and they didn't fade at all. juicys are better than mags imo. i've also ridden bb5s and bb7s, they t'nod even compare to the stopping power of hydrolics...
 
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