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    Hayes Sole or BB5?

    Ok, first off I know both of them are sub par brakes but I have them sitting on the shelf in the shop and am looking at replacing the cantilever brakes on an old 02' Stumpy I have that I've decided to pull out and start riding again. I've heard horror stories about the Soles blowing out the plug so that has me favoring the BB5's a little right now.

    Thanks guys/gals...

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    BB5s sub par? I used to run them, and found them to be dependable and easy to adjust. No complaints from me. Even the cheap Tekro mechanicals work well when they are set up properly.

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    Of those two, I would pick the BB5s.

    Not sure why they are sub-par though...

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    I'd go with BB5 as well, and they are not sup-par just less adjustment and not design for long steep descend.

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    I guess I should clarify, by BB7 standards they're sub par. Got the BB5 on and adjusted, will bed in the pads tomorrow. Thanks guys.

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    I have hayes so1e.. I'm looking at switching to something that works, maybe hope tech, though I was looking at BB5/7 for a while.

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