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    New question here. Super nOOb Disc Brake question.....

    I searched, and did not see an answer to my exact question. So here we go.

    Switching my IS brake mount fork to a post brake mount fork.
    I know I'll need to get a new front brake set for post mount that matches my rotor size. But will the rotor I am running on my front wheel set fit right into where the new post mount brake caliper is? Or will it be positioned differently and require switching something on the wheel?

    Cheers, Mtnairnc

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    Do you want to buy new brakes or do you think that you will need new brakes because the new fork has post mounts instead of IS mounts?

    What brakes do you currently have?

    Post mount brakes can be mounted on IS mount forks and most IS mount brakes can be mounted on post mount forks but you might only be able to use a certain size rotor with the later combination.

    A disc hub will work with forks that have either type of brake mount.

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    Tektro. I found this piece below. Would that be all I need?

    TEKTRO USA

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    That's for attaching a post mount brake onto a IS mount fork/frame.

    Post a photo of your current brake setup of you don't know what you have.

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    I just emailed Tektro and they advised it would work to switch from IS to Post. But I'm second guessing the girl that I'm emailing back and forth with understands what I'm doing. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnairnc View Post
    Would that be all I need?
    Who knows?

    You won't post any photos of your brake setup or give any information about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnairnc View Post
    I searched, and did not see an answer to my exact question. So here we go.

    Switching my IS brake mount fork to a post brake mount fork.
    I know I'll need to get a new front brake set for post mount that matches my rotor size. But will the rotor I am running on my front wheel set fit right into where the new post mount brake caliper is? Or will it be positioned differently and require switching something on the wheel?

    Cheers, Mtnairnc
    It will depend on what size your current rotors are now. If you are running a 160mm rotor now and get a 160mm caliper for the post mount fork, it will work on your existing rotor. If you want to use your existing 51mm IS brake on a 74mm post mount fork you need an adapter like the SM-MA-F180S/P Universal Cycles -- Shimano Disc Brake Adapters. But you will then need a 180mm rotor.

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