If you happened to be up at midnight, and stumbled upon the new Hayes Components website, you would have been greeted with this:

Sorry. We’re out jacking bikes. Come back in…. (with a count down timer underneath)

Last night, Hayes Components introduced their new website, along with a new video campaign. The “Hayesing” involves stealing unsuspecting rider’s bikes, and updating them with the hottest parts from Hayes, Answer, and Manitou. Be sure to check out the site and keep an eye out for future installments. Who knows, maybe your bike could be next?


  1. So, you’re saying you would take my hard earned money costing Fox, Avid and Shimano parts and replace them with Hayes, Answer and Manitou bits? And this is called an “Update”? I can understand that you would want to trade your piss poor parts for my nice working parts, but the term for this is robbery.

  2. cute. recognize those bikes from rays. if my bike got hayesed, i think, ya’ll would just look at it and say, “oh, already done” and walk away.

  3. When you guys finally take your bikes off the stone trails you might notice its not 1991 anymore. Last year I got rid of a leaky f32 and a rebe that was as stiff as a wet noddle. Both bikes now have a minute29’er. They rider better than the fox or reba. I was so happy I swapped out the bleed every 5 ride avids for the stokers,

  4. Hating on parts no one has ridden…makes total sense. Avid has a great track record with brakes (I am referring to their only ones that work BB7’s)

  5. Relax guys, I’m sure the original owner gets their old parts back. Also, I’m guessing they are targeting bikes with cheaper components, so it would be an upgrade.

  6. Maybe this is a good thing. Good marketing campaigns usually have folks buying crap. Can’t tell you how much i’ve had to bleed my avids in the past year. Switched to a Dorado too.

  7. Oh Yeah! As always, haters gonna hate!
    BUT I like Hayes components. Newer had any problems with my Hayes brakes (compared to Avid’s screaming and gobbling ones). And I’m glad that Hayes is keep making great components!

  8. Never seen so many posts for an article. Was there any incentive to post? Are these even true opinions? Only on April Fools day…

What do you think?