Hayes Dyno Brakes - Sea Otter Day 1

Apr 15, 2011 at 8:00
Apr 15, 2011
by Mike Levy  
 
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The new Dyno brake from Hayes is an economical stopper that not only retails for an impressive $79 USD per end, but also comes with a lifetime leak proof warranty. The lever is a simple and study unit that features adjustable reach.
The new Dyno brake from Hayes is an economical stopper that not only retails for an impressive $79 USD per end, but also comes with a lifetime leak proof warranty. The lever is a simple and study unit that features adjustable reach.

The Dyno caliper and lever uses the same fittings to bleed, as well as the same simple process as previous Hayes models. While the new brake will be an original equipment model only for the upcoming year, you can expect it to be packaged for retail sales by 2012.
The Dyno caliper and lever uses the same fittings to bleed, as well as the same simple process as previous Hayes models. While the new brake will be an original equipment model only for the upcoming year, you can expect it to be packaged for retail sales by 2012.

Those who have been patiently waiting for Hayes to release the Prime to the public should be happy to hear that that day is now here. The Prime's poppet cam technology lets the user adjust the dead stroke (<i>otherwise known as bite point</i>) easily and without tools. The poppet cam allows riders to bring the bite point farther out or closer to the bar depending on their preference simply by rotating the small aluminum lever 180 degrees. This, combined with the anodized aluminum reach adjustment dial, should allow every rider to find a lever position that they feel comfortable with.
Those who have been patiently waiting for Hayes to release the Prime to the public should be happy to hear that that day is now here. The Prime's poppet cam technology lets the user adjust the dead stroke (otherwise known as bite point) easily and without tools. The poppet cam allows riders to bring the bite point farther out or closer to the bar depending on their preference simply by rotating the small aluminum lever 180 degrees. This, combined with the anodized aluminum reach adjustment dial, should allow every rider to find a lever position that they feel comfortable with.


Check out the Hayes website for more information.


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70 Comments

  • + 18
 looks like a new generation of Hayes Nine, "aka, the greatest and most bomb-proof brake ever made" Smile
  • + 0
 that never worked well...but still got the job done
  • + 2
 cheap and cheerful Smile
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  • + 18
 a nice brake for a nice price Smile
  • - 7
 pah, probably gonna perform as well as the so1e did. Jamming a stick in my spokes will provide more consistent braking power.
  • + 1
 i can already see that pad contact adjuster on the prime flying away on the first crash..nice dyno tho
  • - 1
 shimano look-alike lever + hayes stroke calipper?
  • + 6
 looks like a trek session..
  • + 0
 haha i get the refrence!.... dougies you silly guy, starting up fueds from past article comments
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  • + 6
 I mean really, how many hayes brakes are out there that are good, first off. But then cable disc brakes like the bb7 are under $50 and they are more powerful and reliable than any hydraulic brake under $120. I mean bb7 are much more powerful than juicy 3's which are $80 and then they are better than any of those tektro hydraulic, and most of the hayes brakes.
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than a lot of hydraulics.
  • + 1
 your right on that dude.i had bb7s and they are way too snappy when you go from most hydraulics but apart from avid and kooka cable discs most of them suck and overheat and are a hassle to set up with rubbing
  • + 2
 without rubbing i meant!!
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  • + 5
 I've completely ridden the shit out of multiple sets of hayes brakes over the past 2 seasons (All on different bikes: stroker trails, rydes, and the older nines). & So far I've come up with this conclusion: Hayes certainly does not make the best hydraulic disk brakes on the market (stopping power, adjustments, etc). However, for the price, low maintenance (I haven't even had to bleed mine yet!), and durability, I'd definitely say they're worth the small dent they leave in your wallet. Cheers
  • + 1
 I've been running Hayes as long as I've been biking. They do tend to rub, but I have not had to bleed or fix one yet.
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  • + 6
 awesome price for the entry level mtb bike. hopefully cable disc brakes will go away now.
  • + 4
 Yeah, I'm sick of working on my friends' cable brake systems.
  • + 10
 a dope BB7 feels better than a J5.
  • + 11
 BB7 feels better than most brakes under 200.
  • + 2
 I run bb7s on my bullit, and they are amazing. no shortage of stopping power, and although there isn't nearly as much modulation, there is stil a decent amount. Nothing compared to XO brakes though, those things are HEAVEN.
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  • + 2
 Coming from a person that has owned many sets of different Hayes brakes over the years, I have to say I'm with beeboo. Hayes hasn't made a brake that was worth a crap since 10 years ago. Not to mention, customer support at Hayes is a total joke. I took them a pair of 1 year old brakes at Crankworx a couple years ago and they refused to work on them or provide any support becaues they weren't the most up to date model. Truly PATHETIC. My advice: buy some Avid's and go ride worry free!!!
  • + 3
 ... and then bleed them after every ride..! Don't get me wrong, i'm defending Hayes, just sayin' that Avid come with their own set of problems...
  • + 7
 go with shimano's Cool
  • + 4
 can't beat hope brakes in MY OPINION...
  • + 1
 not too many people have anything bad to say about Hope..! Hope's R great..!
  • + 2
 (edit) *** my top comment should read, "NOT defending Hayes" ***
  • + 1
 @ button pusher

if you need to bleed your Avid brakes after every ride, its simply because you cannot bleed your Avid brakes properly?

take your Avid brakes to an experienced Avid wrench and have them properly bled, you will not have any issues...

I have been running Avid Juicy 7s and Elixirs for many years and have not had any issues because I know how to bleed them


I also owned many pairs of Hayes HFX-Mag, HFX-9s and El Caminos and have nothing good to say about any of those brakes, especially in the long term where the ceramic pistons / seals degenerated and made the brakes work horribly...
  • + 2
 I was exaggerating, about after every ride... i was just trying to make a point about how it seems that all brake companies have their own sets of problems. I personally run Magura cuz i like the idea of using a mineral oil rather than dot fluid, (same with Shimano), and they barely ever need a bleed. Honestly, i think that the only brake company i've never seen any complaints about is Hope. Well, other than they stop too well, but some cats think getting the most powerful brake means it's the best brake, but it's just in finding one that suits what you ride...
  • + 1
 Avids are totally fine, i ran juicy's on my old enduro for 3 months, than bought a gambler, rode them for another month and never needed a bleed at all, decided to buy saints for the extra power and they are amazing. Gotta admit tho that avid really screwed up the elixer, i had one on the old dj and it lasted for a week before it needed another bleed. Hope is not all that common in my area so its really hard to say weather they are good or not, magura is hard to get parts for but i don't hear bad things about them. Formula seem to be doing well with The One's, i hear the fade during long ride i.e Whistler, but nonetheless a fairly decent brake. In my opinion saints would be best, long lasting pads, long lasting bleeds if done right, and amazing power, modulation and look nice plus the reviews about them are never bad!
  • + 1
 i've ran my elixers for a year striaght with no bleeds, could go another easy, but im bleeding them as we speak
  • + 1
 were you "pumping" your brakes?
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  • + 1
 I don't understand how everyone hates hayes. Still jaded from the Caminos I think. Just like Mantiou. Once people get the idea in their head, it doesn't matter what the company comes out with from there on out. Hayes is the best value out there, not the best brake. If you want that, be ready to pay double. It's all about what you are willing to spend for quality.
  • + 1
 what are you talking about avid elixir 5s are $110 which are some of the best brakes ever, and these hayes dyno which they mentioned themselves are cheap brakes are expected to be 80, a $30 difference is nothing especially for this unreal size of a difference
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  • + 3
 "Dyno Compe"... sounds like the name of an old GT bike... Oh wait, it was!

www.fototime.com/%7BB6604764-C518-4165-AD6C-32806C2B0D76%7D/picture.JPG
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  • + 3
 why does everyone hate disc brakes ? I'd take my BB7 over any other hydro brake , just cos it's so easy to set up and maintenance free. And cheap as dirt too !
  • + 1
 but zero stopping power compared to a strong hydro.... try stopping with 203mm BB7 brakes on a high-speed downhill and you're going to be totally boned. I like my Code R's....
  • + 1
 no your not, your going to stop. just not quite as fast.
  • + 0
 a 203mm bb7 is going to stop you in a second idk what you're on
  • + 1
 well cable brakes will heat up a hell of a lot quicker then hydros ever will. The heat produced from braking with a cable will greatly reduce braking. cable and hydros each have their place, no sense in comparing apples to oranges.
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  • + 2
 man all im saying is hayes are not bolt on problem free perfection AVID 4 life
  • + 2
 Are you serious? Avids are nice brakes, great lever feel, but they have to be one of the most inconsistent brands I know of - Sooo many problems with the Elixer's letting in air, presumably down to their massively over-complicated bite-point control on the master cylinder. I like my Elixer's and my Juicy's (When they work) but there are much more deserving brakes for the 'Fit and forget' title.
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  • + 1
 I haven't been impressed with Hayes stuff recently, all the strokers I've tried have had a really wooden, underpowered feel - hopefully they're turning it around!
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  • + 1
 had a set today from new and they have not been put on bike and are leaking allready lol not happy at all and they give short cable lol
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  • + 0
 they look alright don't they, but are they as good as the hope tech x2's im running at the moment, which have survived several bad crashes two horrible gritty muddy winters and my lack of maintainance.
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  • + 1
 It should help get most everybody rolling on Mechanical disc to switch to hydraulic disc.
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  • + 2
 Hey, it's a cheap looking Shimano.
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  • + 0
 They look like garbo, and every thing they use to make sucked so why wast your time to see if they finally got there shit together.
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  • + 1
 yeah thats a really good thing. bether then the machanical sh*T. good price too.
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  • + 1
 from a distance you could pass the whole lever for the new hopes unless hayes will have them in sliver?
  • + 1
 Neither of the pictured levers look like the 'new' hopes - By which I assume you mean the Hope Tech levers.
  • + 1
 yes sorry, i ment the tech levers Salute
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  • + 1
 He has a really thick American accent there.
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  • + 1
 I think they are try hards.
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  • + 0
 Modern hayes 9 brilliant!!! much better for the price than any of that avid juicy 3 shit!!
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  • + 1
 similar to shimano,but with that 79$,its good
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  • + 1
 better then avid i bet anyways.... Saints all the way
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  • + 1
 bb7s are going to be 5x better than these brakes
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  • + 0
 bb7s are going to be 5x better no doubt
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  • + 1
 not a fan of hayes
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  • + 1
 I remember paying over $100 for V-brakes!
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