Hayes Brake

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Various Hayes disk brake rotors.
Answer Manitou forks.
Hayes Stroker Trail Caliper

Hayes Brake is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin designer and manufacturer of disc brakes and disc brake systems for non-automotive applications, including Hayes Disc Brake specialising in disc brakes for bikes. In 2005 the company's nine-member management team bought Hayes Brake with Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, and renamed the company HB Performance Systems Inc.[1]

Hayes Bicycle Group has acquired Sun Ringle hubs, rims, wheels and components, WheelSmith Fabrications, Inc. and Answer/Manitou.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Hayes Brake Management Buyout Capitalizes on Experience for Future Performance". Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Hayes Bicycle Group Acquires Wheelsmith in US". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Hayes Bicycle Group has acquired Answer Products". Retrieved 23 January 2013.

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