Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Southern New England
    My Bikes
    04 Marin Mount Vision : 06 Felt F4C
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hayes Sole Levers same as HFX and Nine?

    Anyone know if Hayes just rebadges their levers on their old HFX/Sole/Mag lineup? Considering upgrading a friend's disc calipers from the Sole to the HFX, but I need to know if the levers will give the same modulation as the complete HFX kit. Trying to keep costs down while getting some better braking.

  2. #2
    BFG
    BFG is offline
    Just say no to brakes. BFG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Perth...Western Australia
    My Bikes
    All the TGMBG mums
    Posts
    1,693
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Visually they look identical to Nines, a family member has them on his beater.

  3. #3
    Rockin' 559 in the 509 dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    are awesome.
    Posts
    12,308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They may look similar outwardly; but (shooting from the hip here) I would hope that the design of the Sole is more like the Mags. My Mags were definitely different from the design of my son's Nines, which were not-so-good. The Nines have (had?) a piston-actuating rod that could rip out the circlip and washer in a crash that pulled the lever out. My Mags are a much-improved, robust design.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •