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Old 09-16-08, 08:10 AM   #1
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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.
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Visually they look identical to Nines, a family member has them on his beater.
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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.

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