Thursday, October 1, 2009

Merida TFS 500D Special Edition
Frame: TFS Double-butted Frame
Fork: Rock Tora lock-out 100mm
RD: XT shadow
Brakes: Hayes Stroker Ryde

Hayes Brake

The Ryde is the lowest priced Stroker model, but it's anything but entry-level. The essential Stroker ingredients are all there - the radial master cylinder, the increased fluid volume, the ergonomic lever design, and the proven power and modulation. At a total system weight of 407g (including 6" rotor and hardware), the Ryde packs higher performance at a lower price and weight than many high-end brakes. ( Rm 580.00)pair.

The Stroker Trail improves on the Ryde in a number of ways, beginning with an indexed, tool-free reach-adjust dial that makes setup a snap. The caliper features an adjustable banjo for tight, snag-free hose routing, plus Hayes' signature tool-free pad removal. The Stroker Trail also boasts a greater hydraulic ratio than the Ryde, for enhanced stopping power and modulation. No wonder the Stroker Trail has already been ridden to numerous World Cup championships. (Rm680.00)pair.