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I know one is mechanical (BB7) and the other Hydraulic (Hayes)? but I have both and I need to decide. For a XC use, which would you keep?, and why?

PS: I'm upgrading from V-Brakes (Shimano XT group). So these will be my first Disc-Brakes.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Benzo, jimirings, joelmdev, freiheit Mar 13 at 23:47

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Possible duplicate: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/13813/… –  Benzo Mar 3 at 21:27
    
I'm asking in particular about these 2 models, not about the old-never-ending discussion (mechanical vs hydraulic). ps: I edited the title to make it clear. –  whyem Mar 3 at 21:31
    
I do love the BB7s, they are easy to adjust and damn near any bike shop you go in to will have pads for them. If you were doing really aggressive riding and needed the extra power / modulation provided by the hydraulics, then the Hayes would be my choice. –  Benzo Mar 3 at 21:36

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

As mattnz hinted at in the related question, not all hydraulic brakes are necessarily going to perform better than cable brakes, and it looks like you've hit that nail on the head with this comparison.

The Stroker Rydes are well known to be painfully poor quality. You would have absolutely no reason not to choose the BB7s in this case.

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