By Brice Minnigh
Photos by Anthony Smith
Hayes has made some key adjustments to its product line for the 2012 season, introducing new technology designed to make brake tuning idiot-proof and stiffening up one of its best-selling forks.
The patented new brake-tuning technology—called 'Crosshair Alignment'—centers around a pair of set screws that simplifies fine adjustments to brake-pad position. The new feature will be included on all of the company's Prime brakes from June 1 and all Hayes Dyno brakes from July 1.
On the apparel side, the company will offer a new line of Answer gloves called 'Answer IT' that will feature smart phone-compatible paneling on the index fingers to make it easier to navigate smart-phone screens without having to remove your gloves. The gloves, which have been developed with input from Diamondback rider Eric Porter, will cost $35 and will be available on June 1.
Here's a look at some of the company's 2012 products: