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How do these two hydro brakes compare? I had the HFX9's on my Kona that I use to have, but all I hear about is the Stroker Trails. I am going to upgrade my brakes on my current bike and need some input.
 

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The HFX9 has a great caliper the G2 but the master is the weak point but the 9 master is designed as a budget entry level hydraulic brake.:thumbsup:

Stroker is a replacement for the aging Mag that was the top hydro of its time. Going to the radial master cylinder and increasing the pad contact area made for a more powerful system yet retaining the Hayes feel and feedback of controlled braking. :cornut:

Go for the Trail your grin will just grow larger. :rockon:
 

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replaced my HFX9 HD's with a set of stroker trails. Tons of improvement. better modulation, more power at the end of the stroke. IMO, a good brake gets used less. I definately feel like I braked less since I had more control over exactly how much power I was putting down. Also, they have been running for 9 months or so without a hiccup. I'll see how they do with bike park action sometime this summer.
 

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Thanks for the input.,
I was leaning towards that HFX since I have used them before and the price is about $100 for the pair, but you guys are starting to get me to lean towards the Strokers. I do more XC than DH or FR, if that makes a difference.

Also, is there much of a difference between the Stroker Ryders(sp?) and Stroker Trails?
 

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old bike had hfx9 and new has stroker trails. the trails do absolutely everything better. not that that 9's were all that bad or anything, but the trails are just a better brake for any kind of riding.
 
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