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kona stinky 2007 brakes upgrade info

rockstarrr99rockstarrr99 Posts: 3
edited September 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
hey folks, been wanting to post this for a while now, i have a kona stinky 2007 15.5 inch frame, i upgraded the pedals to boardmans and the grips to lizardskins northshore, been in love with this bike since the day i got it, the only prob is the hayes nine rear brake!! it wasnt working because of seized pistons inside caliper, halfords couldnt fix but still charged 20 quid, it so i ended up doing the caliper piston replacement and bleed myself, so far i would say my rear brakes working about 75 percent.. still quite annoying thou and corrosion aint kind on the eye either, inside the main brake reservoir i found out the lung's little nipple is damaged and has tiny leak so new lung/reservoir cap required !! unfortunately they seem to be very hard to get, im down to two options and could really do with some advice as i dont know much about bikes,

do i order 2nd hand parts of ebay, replace and hope for the best???
or which i would love to try is buy brand spanking new shiny set and put em on myself ???

i would most greatly appreciate any suggestions on new (better) compatible brakes or info on which kind of adaptor i would require to as this bit has me slightly worried about getting wrong parts

many many thanks in advance

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Depends on your budget really. I would change both ends as Hayes Nine are pretty rubbish compared to current brakes. Or you'll end up with much better braking at the back, which is not really where you need it.

    I'm a Shimano fan so would go for Deore or SLX.

    Adaptor depends on your bike/forks. Assuming rear is IS, you need IS to post mount in whatever size rotor you want.

    Front depends on what mounts are on the forks. So either IS or post mounts to post in whatever size rotor you want.

    You'll also need tools to cut the hoses to size, and most likely a decent bleed kit. Can recommend Epic Bleed kits.

    Shimano work with mineral oil, not DOT fluid so don't mix bits up.

    Someone will come along shortly and recommend Sram, I'm sure.
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  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    Front won't be a issue and really depends on your budget.

    Hayes made a unique calliper that sat inside the rear triangle, Gary fisher/trek and klein used them, if you bike has this type you are pretty much stumped (there is a workaround)..
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    If rear is IS, could be post but that seems a bit early, you may be OK, can post photo of it?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Pretty sure rear is just IS, I have a Kona Four from around that time.
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  • As cooldad suggests either Deore or SLX,the Hayes Nine was an OK brake at the time decent bite and feel and quite reliable ,they had a problem of the lever adjusters winding themselves in,rode some in the alps on a 05' Stinky,had to wind them out every morning,my rear was defo an IS mount think the Marzocchi forks around that time were all IS as well
  • sorry for the late reply folks, up all night pupping the dog... had a look at both types and really like the look of the Shimano SLX BR-M7000.

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    here is the specs that i found online, i have the 15.5" matt black

    specs
    Frame sizes S(15"), M(15.5"), L(16"), XL(16.5"), XXL(17")
    Frame tubing Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum 7" Travel, 2007 D.O.P.E. Ready
    Rear Shock FOX Vanilla R
    Fork Marzocchi Drop Off TRIPLE 170mm travel w/20mm Dropouts
    Braze-on fittings 1 bottle, rear disc mount
    Headset TH
    Crankarms FSA Gravity MOTO-X MegaExo
    Chainrings RG/36/24
    B/B FSA Gravity MOTO MegaExo
    Pedals Kona Jackshit
    Chain Shimano CN-HG53
    Freewheel Shimano Deore (11-32t, 9-speed)
    F/D Shimano Deore
    R/D Shimano Deore LX
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebar FSA Gravity Maximus OS Riser
    Stem FSA Gravity Maximus OS
    Grips Kona LOG
    Brakes Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8 w/BFL Levers
    Brake Levers Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8 w/BFL Levers
    Front hub KK KDH3 20mm
    Rear hub Shimano FH-M525 disc
    Spokes stainless 14g
    Tires Maxxis Minion 26x2.5
    Rims Sun MTX-S
    Saddle WTB Pure V COMP
    Seatpost FSA FR-270 DBL
    Seat clamp Kona QR
    Colors Dark Blue Matt/Black

    Would the slx brakes fit on or would i need an adaptor too?
    will i need new rotors?

    many many thanks in advance for any replys, v much apperciated !!!
  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    Any post mount calliper is a straight forward replacement..

    If the brake rotors are worn, it'll make sense to replace them. Used rotors may take a bit of time for the new pads to bed in but should not be an issue.
  • sorry for the late reply folks, up all night pupping the dog... had a look at both types and really like the look of the Shimano SLX BR-M7000.

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    here is the specs that i found online, i have the 15.5" matt black

    specs
    Frame sizes S(15"), M(15.5"), L(16"), XL(16.5"), XXL(17")
    Frame tubing Kona Clump 7005 Aluminum 7" Travel, 2007 D.O.P.E. Ready
    Rear Shock FOX Vanilla R
    Fork Marzocchi Drop Off TRIPLE 170mm travel w/20mm Dropouts
    Braze-on fittings 1 bottle, rear disc mount
    Headset TH
    Crankarms FSA Gravity MOTO-X MegaExo
    Chainrings RG/36/24
    B/B FSA Gravity MOTO MegaExo
    Pedals Kona Jackshit
    Chain Shimano CN-HG53
    Freewheel Shimano Deore (11-32t, 9-speed)
    F/D Shimano Deore
    R/D Shimano Deore LX
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebar FSA Gravity Maximus OS Riser
    Stem FSA Gravity Maximus OS
    Grips Kona LOG
    Brakes Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8 w/BFL Levers
    Brake Levers Hayes Hydraulic HFX-9 HD V8 w/BFL Levers
    Front hub KK KDH3 20mm
    Rear hub Shimano FH-M525 disc
    Spokes stainless 14g
    Tires Maxxis Minion 26x2.5
    Rims Sun MTX-S
    Saddle WTB Pure V COMP
    Seatpost FSA FR-270 DBL
    Seat clamp Kona QR
    Colors Dark Blue Matt/Black

    Would the slx brakes fit on or would i need an adaptor too?
    will i need new rotors?

    many many thanks in advance for any replys, v much apperciated !!!
    Shimano brakes should go straight on these mounts,they are IS mount on the frame and fork,shimano mounts are only £8/9 a go,personally I would but some shimano RT76 rotors to go with them
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