I have the Avid's on my 26" hardtail and I can attest to fade first-hand.....motoman711 said:I have Avid Mechs w/185mm rotors on my 29er and Hayes Mag on my 26er w/160mm rotors. There aren't too many really long downhills here in Ontario so I haven't really felt a difference in fade and whatnot. Initial braking power feels similar between the 2. The Hayes may be a bit more progressive. Better modulation.
nmcculloch said:This summer I was in NewMexico for a week of riding. Dropped 2000' in about 3 miles in < 30 minutes. No problems with my Avid Mechs with 160 rotors. Oh, I weigh in at 210#, bike at 30# and a couple of pounds of water/gear in the camelback. I was impressed with my brakes after this decent.