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    Hayes Disc Brakes: Made in USA?

    Anyone know if Hayes brakes are manufactured in the USA?

    I don't think there's a "Made in..." stated on their packaging.

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    doesnt seem likely to me but i cant say for sure.

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    Does it matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Does it matter?
    Yes.

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    If you say so. I bet your frame was made in China and your parts are Shimano and made in Japan.
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    Don't think so.

    If it were it'd be on the product or at least the box. I don't think there are any U.S. made disk brakes any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider
    If it were it'd be on the product or at least the box. I don't think there are any U.S. made disk brakes any more.
    I don't know what's on the product, but I've been told it's not on the box.

    I'm afraid you're right about there not being any USA made disc brakes. I wish Paul would make some discs.

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    If it is not made in the US then it would HAVE to have a label stating the country of manufacture.

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    if it was made in the US then they would use it as a selling point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    if it was made in the US then they would use it as a selling point.
    x2 - It would be just plain stupid not to

    FWIW, on their website they mention an "expansive machine shop" that lets them crank out prototypes, but no mention of manufacturing capacity or capability. It seems to be all design and test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    If you say so. I bet your frame was made in China and your parts are Shimano and made in Japan.
    Every little bit helps
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    Perhaps. But if others make something better than us...
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    Hayes just confirmed that their disc brakes are no longer manufactured in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Spoon
    Hayes just confirmed that their disc brakes are no longer manufactured in the USA.
    I think its been a long time, if ever, that they were manufactured here

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    If you just want to avoid the far east, Formula is made in Italy and Hope's still made in England.

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    FWIW... Wheelsmith spokes are part of the Hayes group, and they are made in the USA
    (damn fine spokes if you ask me).

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    the older Mag brakes were the only Brakes that they made here in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric1115
    If you just want to avoid the far east
    Don't lump. Japan is worlds apart from China. I'd buy made in Japan over almost anything else and most anything else over made in China.

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