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    185 rotors with a 160 caliper

    Lets say in theory that I busted one the the posts inside a Juicy 5 caliper doing something stupid like reseting the caliper with a screwdriver (didn't realize that they are plastic, did the same with my Hayes for years with no problems). Can I use a caliper from a 160 setup on my 185 or are the calipers specific to the rotor size? They look the same to me.

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    Calipers are not specific to any size, that is what those adapters between the fork and caliper are for

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    Most calipers today are the same. Just use the 185mm adapter if there is one.

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    Yup. It's a post mount caliper attached to an adapter that allows it to be used for the correct end (front or rear) and rotor size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Calipers are not specific to any size, that is what those adapters between the fork and caliper are for
    Yes and no. I just went through a similar dilema.

    Used an adaptor to go from a 160mm to 183mm rotor but it did not work. I had to use a 180mm rotor. So the OP may not be able to find an adaptor to make the 185mm work. Find a friend with the parts you need and test fit them. Simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baulz
    Yes and no. I just went through a similar dilema.

    Used an adaptor to go from a 160mm to 183mm rotor but it did not work. I had to use a 180mm rotor. So the OP may not be able to find an adaptor to make the 185mm work. Find a friend with the parts you need and test fit them. Simple as that.
    Hope do a +23 adaptor for 183mm rotors in everything but IS to IS mount.


    Avid do a specific 185 mount for their calipers, in theory the OP should already have that if he was using a 185 rotor to begin with. In which case just swapping the calipers should work fine.

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    Thanks for the help, I should have specified, I already have the whole 185 setup (which is the caliper that I broke) but when I looked for a replacement I wanted to make sure it was a simple bolt up installation. Didn't know if the small variance in the arc of larger/smaller roters made a difference other than the adapter. Thanks again for the help!

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