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    Jsgolfer
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    Hayes Sole - Shimano XT Swap

    I purchased the Shimano Deore XT brakes that everyone seems to rave about. They are replacing the Hayes Sole that came on my 2006 Giant Anthem. Question, is it a simple replacement or will I need adapters? Also, are new rotors a must? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsgolfer View Post
    is it a simple replacement or will I need adapters?
    Depends on the type of So1e you have. Some So1e calipers bolted directly to the frame/fork, like the pic below. In which case, you'll need adapters.
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    Otherwise, there's a good chance you can simply unbolt So1e calipers and bolt on XTs to the existing adapters (unless you want to change the rotor diameter).
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    Also, are new rotors a must? Thanks!
    IMO, no. I'd scuff the rotor with 180~220-grit wet/dry sand paper and clean them with alcohol, just to get rid of any glazing.
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    the links your supplied did not work.

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    how do i know which adapters i need and where can i get them?

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    I plan on running a 180mm rotor up front and 160mm in the back. does that help?

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    What fork do you have ?
    Are your current brakes IS mount or Post Mount ?
    What size rotors are you currently using ?

    180mm rotor on the front:
    Post mount fork = SM-MA-F180P/P2 adapter
    IS mount fork = SM-MA-F180P/S adapter

    160mm rotor on the rear:
    IS mount frame = SM-MA-R160P/S adapter
    * If you have already have a post mount caliper on the rear and use a 160mm rotor then you won't need a new adapter.

    I thought that those tech docs that I put up earlier had adapters on them but they don't, the following docs show the adapters.
    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830667774.PDF
    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830670737.pdf
    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830670738.pdf
    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830693993.pdf

    Adapters are sold in lots of shops and are very easy to find.

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