Switching from Avid mechs to Hayes hydro brakes???



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Zilla

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I put Avid mechs on my mountain bike a while back, and hence I didn't have
to change my XT brake/shifter system. I came across a good deal on some
Hayes hydraulic brakes. Can I just remove the "brake part" of my XT
brake/shifter system and put these on in place? Any sites/pics showing how
to do this? Thanks!

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Steve Gravrock

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On 2007-07-03, Zilla <[email protected]> wrote:
> I put Avid mechs on my mountain bike a while back, and hence I didn't have
> to change my XT brake/shifter system. I came across a good deal on some
> Hayes hydraulic brakes. Can I just remove the "brake part" of my XT
> brake/shifter system and put these on in place? Any sites/pics showing how
> to do this? Thanks!


No. Unless your shifters are separate from your brake levers you'll need
new shifters as well.
 
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wizardB

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Zilla wrote:
> I put Avid mechs on my mountain bike a while back, and hence I didn't have
> to change my XT brake/shifter system. I came across a good deal on some
> Hayes hydraulic brakes. Can I just remove the "brake part" of my XT
> brake/shifter system and put these on in place? Any sites/pics showing how
> to do this? Thanks!
>

The Avids are a better brake then the soles keep them
 
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tiborg

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On Jul 4, 12:21 pm, wizardB <[email protected]> wrote:
> Zilla wrote:
> > I put Avid mechs on my mountain bike a while back, and hence I didn't have
> > to change my XT brake/shifter system. I came across a good deal on some
> > Hayes hydraulic brakes. Can I just remove the "brake part" of my XT
> > brake/shifter system and put these on in place? Any sites/pics showing how
> > to do this? Thanks!

>
> The Avids are a better brake then the soles keep them


What makes them better?