I've had experience with hydraulic and mechanical brakes from multiple brands and found this setup allows me to really enjoy mountain biking. Right now i utilize the Hayes caliper and rotor with Avid levers on my hardtail 29er. I can stop when i need to STOP and I spend almost no time adjusting/maintaining the brakes.
Only reason these brakes don't get 5 stars is because they're not ideal for all types of biking.
PROS: Great stopping power, Simple maintenance, cheap
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