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I tried asking about these brakes on the brake forum but had no luck. Does somebody have any experience with them?
 

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I would like to know if they will not let me down. I ride almost every day, and I would not like my brakes to give up on me. I am thinking about setting them up with alligator rotors.

I read somewhere online that the stroker gram could not even tested due to bad sealings.

However, pricepoint has an awesome deal on these brakes, and the whole set costs what I would have to pay for just one formula R1.

I have tried looking for more reviews, but I only found five here on mtbr.
 

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I have 3 bikes with the Stroker Trail brakes 2 of which were the early production ones. The early ones went through 2 changes, 1 lack of lube at the piston causing the piston to stick down. 2 they went to a stiffer lever return spring for quicker lever response. These issues were all updated and shouldnt be a problem. :cool:

Are they reliable? My oldest set is over 2 years old and I have done nothing to them except replace the pads twice, once to the Semi Metallic pads the second because they were getting worn. :thumbsup:

I havent used the Alligator rotors but have heard good things about them, believe Jake uses them. Im a hard core Galfer fan but they unfortunately pulled out of the MTB market. :cornut:

Hayes customer service is some of the best, they understand that communication keeps customers coming back which is something I respect in a company. :rockon:

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=415647

The feeler gauges they use are .015". ;)
 

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i have the grams on alligator windcutters... :D
its an awesome set up! i ran hayes nines before and they had a ton of bite but i went to the grams for better weight. mine stop well, not as strong as the nines witch were rated for dh use.. they modulate well. my rears have yet to lock the rear up which is nice. the fronts work great too. the pads haven't even broken in yet so they lack the power that they will have.

i ordered mine from pricepoint and one set came non boxed and with steal hardware the other came the bleed kit and hose fittings and ti hardware.
 

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i have the grams on alligator windcutters... :D
its an awesome set up! i ran hayes nines before and they had a ton of bite but i went to the grams for better weight. mine stop well, not as strong as the nines witch were rated for dh use.. they modulate well. my rears have yet to lock the rear up which is nice. the fronts work great too. the pads haven't even broken in yet so they lack the power that they will have.

i ordered mine from pricepoint and one set came non boxed and with steal hardware the other came the bleed kit and hose fittings and ti hardware.
When they breed in let me know because they should have much better control from drag to full lock then the 9's. Doing stoppies without flipping or praying the back wheel lifts should be very easy. :thumbsup:

I also have a bunch of stock compound pads if you want them. :)
 

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ill take spare pads any day.

i got brake fluid on the rear pads :/ they should be dried out now and good to go i should get out on them tomorrow some time. well today.. its past midnight.
 

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Did ya click huhuhu did ya!!??!?? :D
what up dog???

well, I have not been able to click it yet. I had to pay several bills, and I ran out of money. I just started my internship, so I have not had any free time. Hopefully, my parents might chip in, and I will get the set ASAP hehe. Best wishes and happy holidays:thumbsup:

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what up dog???

well, I have not been able to click it yet. I had to pay several bills, and I ran out of money. I just started my internship, so I have not had any free time. Hopefully, my parents might chip in, and I will get the set ASAP hehe. Best wishes and happy holidays:thumbsup:

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Be chillin here Doc off work till Monday. :thumbsup:

Bummer maybe flf can send you his, sounds like hes not happy with them. :D
 

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I ordered a set from price point based on a few different factors.
-A few years ago I used the hfx9 Carbon and had pretty good luck. Very powerful brakes.
-Customer service-I had a problem setting the 9 carbon's when I got them, (due to my inexperience). I called hayes CS and somebody walked me through setting them up.
-Price-OMG I payed 260 on pricepoint! I don't buy much online but that was over 50% off and I needed brakes so it was a no brainer. My buddy at the LBS will forgive me.
-Reviews-I forget now which online magazine it was but they raved about them. Another gave it an ok review complained mostly about weight and finish. I could give a hoot about how they look and the weight is reasonable at 355g w/rotors and hardware IMHO.

I haven't had a chance to mount them up and give them a try yet, but, for what it's worth, they look nice.

Adam
 

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they dont have that vice grip feel like the nines did for me. but maybe with different pads they will shine.

i think you will like them over the nines. you have way more control of the braking force.
 
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