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    Hayes HFX 9 XC vs MAG vs HD

    What are the differences in these variations of the HFX 9 brake line?

    I have seen...
    Hayes HFX 9 HD Disc
    Hayes HFX 9 XC Disc
    Hayes HFX Mag Disc

    The XC offers V6 or V8 rotors so i dont think its as simple as rotor size....
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    The HFX-Mag is not part of the Nine line-up. It has a completely different lever and master cylinder. While being heavy, it is a far superior product than the Nine (I've owned all three you mention)...so if your wondering which one to get, go Mag all the way!

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    good to know.... and how does the el camino stack up against these?
    Pricepoint is blowing most of these models out.....
    I had hayes on my last bike and loved them. Have avid juicy 7s now and they just arent very powerful nor do they offer great feel.... 8" front 7" rear
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    how does the el camino stack up against these?
    Sorry, never used El Camino

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    You don't want anything to do with the El Camino or 9's. Go with the Mags.

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    So El camino sucks?

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    The El Camino is very bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satiro
    So El camino sucks?
    they are very very very (I could go on, but you get the idea) temperamental brakes that can easily become a nightmare for the poor sod who works on them. They tended to need frequent bleeds, fell out of alignment, the pad contact system was... strange, and never seemed the same twice.

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    I just ordered a set of nine's for my commuter / rigid 1x9. They look identical to my Hayes Mag Plus I have on my full suspension. I assumed the only difference was the material, since the Mag Plus are mag body, ti hardware, and carbon levers. I don't have the Nines installed yet, but tested out the levers on the rotor and they feel nice and crisp. For $50 a set, they seem like a good deal. I will post updates when I get the bike fully assembled.
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    Hayes HFX Nine


    Hayes HFX Mag


    Look at the lever, they are quite different. They share the same caliper but not the same lever and master cylinder

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    The MC design between the Nine and the Mag is quite different.

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    You guys are right, I only looked at the calipers, not the levers.
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