New Hayes Dominion T4s are transport. Now that we’ve obtained our summer season again, a set is about to get put in on my mountain bike. The T4, like its T2 sibling is for the gram-conscious rider. The four-pistons model weighs a mere 276 grams per wheel. That’s 100 grams lower than the A4 as a set.
The load discount doesn’t compromise efficiency.
Hayes eliminated 100 grams with a meticulous course of that features Reynolds hand-laid carbon fiber levers. Bolts, push rods, compression matches, and banjo fittings have been changed with titanium. Further machining the place potential was accomplished.
The very best half is, these mild brakes, carry out in addition to any in Haye’s line. I additionally anticipate reliability within the excessive, rugged mountains terrain the place scrubbing velocity on lengthy descents to full energy for a decent switchback is required. In the event you don’t just like the manufacturing unit defaults, the attain and useless stroke are adjustable.
After climbing up Thompson Ridge for hours and starting the descent again to the Methow Valley, I do know there’s a handful of brake obtainable to cease for a hazard tree in a burn scar or only a contact round a nook.
As of as we speak, the T4s are in inventory and transport for $324.99.
New Hayes Dominion T4s Specs
- Weight: 257g
- Attain modify: Tooled
- Rotor: D-series (160, 180, 203) w/ QuickBite2 and MRC
- Hose: Low growth with Kevlar weave
- Fluid: Hayes DOT 5.1
- Bleed: Two Stroke
- Caliper Piston Measurement: 17mm
- Pad Materials: T106 Semi-metallic, T100 Sintered metallic
- Pad Retention: King Pin
- Pad Insertion: Backside load
- Crosshair Alignment: Sure
- 2-Piece Clamp: Sure
- Pad Contact Alter: Sure
- Banjo Alter: Sure
- Flip-Flop Lever: Sure
- Lever Materials: Carbon
- Lever Pivot: Sealed Cartridge Bearings