Hayes HMX-02 Mechanical Brake System

DESCRIPTION

The HMX-02 modulates better than any linear pull brake or mechanical disc brake with the new patented caliper design.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 04, 2003]
Phil Martinez
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

THEY STOP! I primarily ride freereide and some trials and some down hill and these breaks do what they are supposed to, they STOP! if you can't stop with these disc's you probably should get off your bike and re-think your existance...

Weakness:

they do make a little noise and have to adjust the calipers every few rides, if you are irritaied about the noise it makes, but if you are riding and having a blast the noise should not affect you, it definately does not affect performance...

you buy the breaks, you put 'em on, and you use them all day long... they stop, i have had and used the things for almost every day for 6 months and have had no disc's warp or pads give out, heck in 6 mos i have not even gotten new pads! i would recomend these breaks to anyone who likes awesome break controll and hates the mess and maintanence of hydros...

Similar Products Used:

v-breaks(yuck), XTR hydro disc's(just as noisy, but way more messey), avid hydros(same as xtr's)

[Jun 06, 2007]
Justin
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

They are black and kinda look cool.

Weakness:

Where should I start..... they squeak, cut up rotors... total crap, not very strong grip, and very hard and time consuming to adjust and replace pads

Crap. Dont buy them, dont look at them, dont even mumble the name... they will break. They hacked the crap out of my rotor and now its bent and cut.... so.. terrible product. my hands would work better as a caliper than that so-called brake. I'm disgusted.

Similar Products Used:

none.... but i ordered avid BB7's... worst to the best.

[Jun 25, 2003]
Wes

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

pretty good braking power. easy to change pads

Weakness:

holy skweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek they skwek a lot and are a pain to adjust.

buy a better disk brake it will be a lot better

Similar Products Used:

v brakes and pedal brakes

[Mar 02, 2003]
daniel frater
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

EASY TO FIT, NICE SMOOTH POWERFUL PULL, NICE PRICE, HASSLE FREE AND SLIMLINE - NO STICKY OUT BITS TO SNAP OFF!

Weakness:

NEED DECENT LEVERS TO GET FULL BENEFIT

NICE BRAKE, GREAT PRICE FOR WHAT IT DOES, SET UP IS IMPORTANT, NEED RIGHT LEVERS AND CABLES, SOME CHEAPER CABLES STRETCH - CAUSING BRAKES TO LOCK - STOP AND PULL AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER CABLES ON THE MARKET, ALL PRETTY MUCH THE SAME ANY HOW.

Similar Products Used:

AVID DISC BRAKES, HOPE MINIS

[Jan 23, 2003]
Jordan Evans

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

No fluids to mess with - cable actuation is simple.

Weakness:

Absolutely zero stopping power, easily warped rotors. Difficult to dial in. Plus they will not stop rubbing! Spring on pad also wears out and allows the pad to fall out and get jammed in the rotor, which can cause some *excitement*.

I would never recommend these brakes to anyone - they are absolutely worthless. Spend the extra cash and go hydro. Hayes should never have bothered with cable actuated discs. If I could give fewer chilis, I would.

[Dec 28, 2002]
John Catts
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good Stopping power,inexpensive

Weakness:

Disc Rubs on the rear..even after break in period and all the adjustments known to man it still rubs a little. Wish the adjustment screw would give more space between the pads and disc rotor.

Good for the price if you can't afford hydros..Wish they were easier to adjust. They stop good haven't had any problems there..No problems with lock up. For the price go for it. Not really for downhillers or freeriders but good for the XC crowd.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jul 05, 2005]
Steven
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Stops you good

Weakness:

Needs tweaking

Everyone hates mech brakes, and people sure don't like these...WHy...i have no idea... I've been using these with my new bike for the past 2 months and they've been awesome. More than one time I was heading down the street a little too fast behind a car, car brakes suddenly, panic pull on the brakes and i do a nice little skid to avoid getting the face plant in a bumper plate. Holds me completely still on steep for downhilling, so pretty good power for the price. The worst thing about it is the adjustments...Had to file down the mounting block for the rear brake to get it to stop dragging, but works great now. A little sqweeking when i use it on high speeds, but otherwise seems to be awesome, way better than my vbrakes that refused to stop me no matter how hard i pulled.

Similar Products Used:

V-brakes, cantilever brakes.

[Jun 10, 2005]
Trev Roberts
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Decent stopping power, good for XC.

Weakness:

Lots of squealing. I've cleaned em, had them checked over at the shop, nothing stops the squealing. I don't find they work too well for urban. Trying to do fufanu's is hard,as they don't want to keep the rear wheel locked. Stock pads wear out very quickly.

If you ride XC, its a good brake, otherwise, go with something else. Not a great brake in my opinion. Waste of time. Avid BB5's or 7's work a heck of a lot better for urban, DJing, and skatepark. Not recommended at all.

Similar Products Used:

Avid Mechanicals

[May 07, 2005]
Conor
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Price

Weakness:

the only thing holding in the pad is a magnet(mine wore out and the pads are loose i.e can get caught on rotor)

these brakes are ok for weekend bikers but if you are taking bikes siriosly you should look into avid discs

[Feb 21, 2003]
Ian Forrest
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Not as touchy as hydraulic, less maintenence required. All the advantages of hydraulic disc brakes at a mechanical price.

Weakness:

I have to adjust the shoes alot so they don't rub on the disc, is somewhat annoying. Takes a few rides for them to really start working.

My first set of disc brakes, and I will never go back to V-brakes. These things are so much better it's unbelievable. Good bet for the money.

Similar Products Used:

V-brakes

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