Hayes Performance Systems release the new JUNIT collection – premium performance from youth-sized mountain bike components, perfect for the groms!
Hayes Performance Systems’ product development team set out to design a system for kids, using high-quality components. Plenty of Hayes employees are parents…parents with kids who want to ride. Struggling with the lack of performance-level components, this fuelled the inspiration to create a line of products that we’re proud of. We went full gas into developing a legit line of youth products, reflecting and sharing attributes, ride quality, and functionality normally reserved for adult riders, now optimized for kids.
JUNIT [pronounced jay:unit] components feature youth-sized 20” and 24” suspension, wheels, hydraulic brakes, and a unique handlebar/grip system, specifically tailored for youth riders.
A key component of the JUNIT system is that the Manitou Machete 20” and 24” suspension forks offer complete adult functionality and adjustability, yet specifically tuned for kids. Our team was able to apply our extensive suspension expertise and knowledge to create something truly unique. Finally, young riders have the option of either a 20” or 24” fork to shred on a lightweight, high-quality Manitou chassis.
Another component of the JUNIT system is the new SUNringlé Düroc wheels. Offered in both 20” and 24”, JUNIT Düroc are high-quality, tubeless ready wheels for kids. Our wheel engineers applied their experience in designing rim profiles, materials, as well as applying SUNringlé Tubeless Ready (STR) technology yielding a premium youth wheel system.
Building off our award-winning Dominion A4 hydraulic brake, our product development team set out to design a brake system specifically for any rider with smaller hands. Dominion SFL (Short Finger Lever) maintains all the power and feel of our proven A4 design, fitted with a specifically smaller designed and narrower brake lever optimized for small hands.
JUNIT ProTaper MTB handlebar and grip is the final part of this system. Engineering began by researching anthropometric data from a NASA database. We determined the average hand size of a 6-10 year old which set the team into motion. Normally, grip diameter is a result of adding material to a standard handlebar size. For the JUNIT ProTaper handlebar system, we flipped the script. We began by determining the ideal grip diameter and worked inward. The result is a handlebar and grip with a 23mm outside diameter that’s ideal for a smaller ergonomic profile. The JUNIT ProTaper handlebar and grip are specifically designed to be used together.
To learn more about the JUNIT collection, visit http://www.HayesDiscBrake.com.
As well as introducing the new JUNIT collection, Hayes also introduces exciting additions to our award-winning Dominion A4 brake – the Dominion A2 and Dominion SFL. The Dominion A2 is aimed at the Cross Country and Trail crowd or the discerning rider looking for a lighter version of the A4. Also new, a brake lever option specifically designed for riders with smaller hands, called the Dominion SFL. The D-Series rotor lineup now includes a 160mm D-Series rotor option.
Dominion A2 features a two-piston caliper, while utilizing proven technology from Dominion A4. Dominion A2 includes all the performance from the Dominion A4, utilizing a compact, two-piston caliper. The original Dominion master cylinder was designed to work with two or four piston calipers, delivering maximum performance and consistent lever feel in either setup.
The Dominion SFL is the ideal brake solution for any rider with smaller hands, or people that prefer a tighter ergonomic. Hayes’ product development team set out to engineer a brake system specifically designed for a smaller ergonomic profile. Dominion SFL maintains all the power and feel of our proven Dominion systems while accomplishing this by using a specifically designed smaller and narrower brake lever. In addition to the current lever, Dominion SFL can be used in conjunction with either our Dominion A2 two-piston caliper or our Dominion A4 four-piston caliper.
In addition to our 180mm and 203mm D-Series rotors, we now offer a 160mm D-Series option. All D-Series rotors incorporate our proprietary Modal Resonance Cancelation (MRC) and QuickBite² technology. Noise and vibration are canceled out via MRC, translating into more consistent braking. QuickBite² technology offers riders the shortest path to high performance, with fast, consistent and quiet burnish. The result is predictable performance. All Dominion brake systems continue to incorporate several technologies, designed together to deliver the best feel and control possible: LoFi, Two-Stroke, Crosshair, Modal Resonance Cancelation (MRC) and QuickBite².
Hayes is confident in the durability of all hydraulic brakes we produce, standing behind them with a conditional Lifetime Leakproof Warranty. With optional lever sizes, two caliper choices and a new rotor size, Dominion now offers a brake that’s ideal for your mountain bike. To learn more about everything here, visit http://www.HayesDiscBrake.com.
- Dominion A2 — 303g (90cm front system, hose, caliper, T106 pads, and caliper mount bolts)
- Dominion A2 SFL — 301g (90cm front system, hose, caliper, T106 pads, and caliper mount bolts)
- Dominion A4 SFL — 308g (90cm front system, hose, caliper, T106 pads, and caliper mount bolts)
- D-Series Rotor — 130g (160mm) including fasteners
- Dominion A2 (front or rear) $229.99 MSRP // €235.00 RRP
- Dominion A2 SFL (front or rear) $229.99 MSRP // €235.00 RRP
- Dominion A4 SFL (front or rear) $229.99 MSRP // €235.00 RRP
- D-Series Rotor (160mm, 180mm or 203mm) $49.95 MSRP // €51.00 RRP