Rated 3 out of 5 by VULKAN PRODOTTO VALIDO
STO PROVANDO IL PRODOTTO E HO NOTATO CHE LO SPESSORE DELLE PASTICCHE E' MINORE DI QUELLO DELLE ORIGINALI HAYES, AL MOMENTO TUTTO OK.
12 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WoodyXTR7 Excellent pads
I have used Clark's pads in my Spec Enduro deore brakes for years, they last for ages and work well along with being a reasonable price, but when it came to buying for my Strokers, I was cautious due to the reviews. However with the pistons fully retracted these pads just slipped in and I had no problems whatsoever ever. I have yet to ride on them, but if like my other bike, they will be excellent. You must retract the callipers first, but be careful not to put pressure on the centre pin of the calliper as they break easily. Hope this helps
07 February 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous DONT BUY THEY DONT FIT
Utterly terrible... They do not fit my Hayes Stroker Trails. I bought 2 pairs and tried every permutation with my front and rear calipers but unfortunately they seemed to be machined to the wrong size... Just to be sure, i tried swapping my stock pads around and they fit perfectly. So yeah DONT BUY!
08 June 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Won't fit
I had forgotten that years ago I bought a set of Clarks pads for my old Hayes brakes (which I couldn't fit) and ordered some more for my Stroker Carbons. They don't fit - even with the pistons pushed right back, there is not enugh clearance for the rotor. The spring fit is not very positive either and they come in the most ridiculous packaging - in something like CD cases, glued to foam which is really hard to remove. I have been using an original set of Hayes pads for about 3 years and though I ought to change them; in fact, there was almost no wear anyway so I put the old ones back in. When I do need some more, sadly, they won't be Clarks as I cannot fit them (or EBC which don't fit, either). I do know all about the brake system, having fitted and maintained them myself. These defeated me.
03 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Braking performance is very good. The only issue is that, because of the raised spring retaining piece they're not easy to fit. They're much easier to put in if you take the brake calliper off, which is a bit of a pain, and put the inner one in first, then wiggle the outer one to get it in...
Not sure about longevity as they've only been in a week, but at half the price of the Hayes ones all they have to do is last 2/3 of the time to be a bargain!
12 January 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Issues with fit for Stroker Trails
I too have had problems with the fit of these pads from Clarks. When comparing them to the original items it seems that the spring clip doesn't fit properly. I got them to work by taking a hacksaw blade to the little metal retainers for the spring to allow the spring to clip underneath it properly. A real shame as some I had from an earlier batch were fine. Also had the same pads from my LBS and they had the same issue. Cheap, but be ready to have to faff with them to get them to fit.
20 December 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous They dont fit in my callipers
I have a set of 2010 Trail brakes, bought a set of Clarks pads and the outer pad would not fit in the caliper, returned them and got another set and guess what? exactly the same problem, couldn't be bothered returning them and all the hassle so I still have them in a box, buy original pads for these brakes, trust me, had 3 types now and some are loose in the caliper & Clarks don't fit...
14 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great pads, at least as good as any of the more expensives!
I am using the sintered ones in my Stroker Trails, and the organic pads with my
Elixir Rs. They both perform better than the stock ones, and are way quieter too, even if you ride in wet and miserable conditions.
For those who do not know how to replace the pads properly, read the instructions first from your manufacturer! No need to sand these, they fit perfectly, you have to push the pistons back first, and if you cannot, then let a little bit of the brake fluid out at the FILLER BOLT, at the TOP! (while you`re squeezing the pads away from each other). Thicker pads mean better piston alignment too, and are less exposed to dirt because they are sunken in the caliper. Buy these pads, they are great! Don`t waste your money on the more expensive ones!
13 February 2012