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I am looking to get rid of the stock disk brakes on my bike. I have had nothing but problems with them from day one. I have a '06 K2 Zed 2.0 They have mechanical brakes on them now and I was wanting to switch over to hydro's. I was thinking of getting Hayes HFX-9 Disc Brake '05 since I am only an occassional rider and do not need to spend a fortune, and I do not need the newest product on the market. So I guess are these good a good brake setup for the front and rear? Or do you recommend something else. Also with these is there anything else I should get, and the hose lengths it comes with should suffice just fine right? I am new to this whole thing so if there is anything else I should be asking please let me know :)
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NO! DO NOT GET THE HFX-9 BRAKES! They are quite horrible. No modulation, reliability issues, etc. If you ride hard enough, they'll fail. Even dogonfr (avid Hayes supporter) doesn't like the 9s. They are okay entry level hydraulic brakes, but you're honestly better off with Avid BB7 mechanicals.

If you can swing your budget a bit. Avid Juicy 5, Shimano Deore, Shimano Deore LX, Hayes HFX-Mag. All significantly better brakes.

My Juicy 7s have been the best hydraulic brakes out of atleast half a dozen I've owned.
 

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YEah I might be able to swing for the Hayes HFX-Mag, but I might just have to go with just the rear for now since that is the one that is really causing me all the grief.

What size rotor and such should I get? I would assume that the same size rotor I have now is what I would want to get. But then also what other parts would i need if I were to get the setup that they have on JensonUSA?
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