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Looking for some feedback. Seems to be very little, but the specs and the stats are pretty inviting. They look to be really good, but would like to hear more...
 

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So, this got moved from the 29er section to this section... Was really wanting to hear from 29er riders, but anyone at all other than the old posts of people saying they were going to test them, but yet to receive them? That's been months ago and I know they are out now...
 

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Zero trail time, but the ones I played with at NAHBS felt great. Far better than the XTR Trail and XTs I tried.

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Dirt Dude said:
Looking for some feedback. Seems to be very little, but the specs and the stats are pretty inviting. They look to be really good, but would like to hear more...
Have you found someone actually selling them? They were still vaporware last I heard.
 

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Hayes has been postponing the release of these brakes for almost a year now. They are still not "perfect". Hayes wants to make this brake absolutely flawless before releasing them to the public. Hopefully trying to repair their reputation after countless issues with the stroker lines. I have ridden a test set, and so far they have performed quite well. The brake lever adjustments allow you to really dial in your brake to the way you ride. They are a bit more grabby than strokers, but have enough stroke to modulate it as well.
I cannot say much for long-term usage (I had to send them back), but from what I have experienced, it truly is an entirely new experience with Hayes brakes. My personal favorite since the Mags.
Look for them around April, that is their next estimated arrival time...
 

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Hayes has been postponing the release of these brakes for almost a year now. They are still not "perfect".
Huuzah!

Sorry to hijack the thread, but i's nice to hear about Hayes fixing the product before putting it on release. Evidently they want to avoid a repeat of the El Caminos...
 

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I just put a pair of the pro's on my stinky. Love them so far, more than the mags that came stock. I didn't get the floating rotor...sticking with the V8's that I already have on there for now to see how it works out. Adjustment is amazing...so easy to get it "just right."

After 20 min of riding or so, I already noticed a difference in single finger power. Not huge, but I could see these making a difference on very long runs in tired hands. I also dig the look, although they do seem less bullet proof than the fully shrouded mechanicals on my old mag brakes. Hayes mentions laser etching for the graphics, but the ones I got are 80% pad printed, with etching just in a couple spots around the dials.

I found them at Univerals Cycles and used the >$300 "VIP15" 15% discount code...$306 for front and rear shipped. The code knocked off $54. Overall--very happy with the purchase. Can't wait for the snow to melt so I can take the bike up to Tahoe!
 

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I just put a pair of the pro's on my stinky. Love them so far, more than the mags that came stock. I didn't get the floating rotor...sticking with the V8's that I already have on there for now to see how it works out. Adjustment is amazing...so easy to get it "just right."

After 20 min of riding or so, I already noticed a difference in single finger power. Not huge, but I could see these making a difference on very long runs in tired hands. I also dig the look, although they do seem less bullet proof than the fully shrouded mechanicals on my old mag brakes. Hayes mentions laser etching for the graphics, but the ones I got are 80% pad printed, with etching just in a couple spots around the dials.

I found them at Univerals Cycles and used the >$300 "VIP15" 15% discount code...$306 for front and rear shipped. The code knocked off $54. Overall--very happy with the purchase. Can't wait for the snow to melt so I can take the bike up to Tahoe!
damn so your the dude who bought the only set that universal had lol :) i hate you lol
 
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