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    Avid 160 to 185-what do I need?

    These avid mechanicals are growing on me. What is requried to
    upgrade my front (I am pretty sure the sherman can handle it)
    to 185 (or even 203?!?) Big brakes = good

    patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by pffft
    These avid mechanicals are growing on me. What is requried to
    upgrade my front (I am pretty sure the sherman can handle it)
    to 185 (or even 203?!?) Big brakes = good

    patrick
    All you need is the larger rotor itself and a new adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    All you need is the larger rotor itself and a new adapter.
    This is only tangentially related, but isn't there something about using a rear brake adapter on the front to work with a 185 rotor? I think i remember reading that a while back, but that was also when i was pretty into crack, so i can never tell if i am just making that up, or what...

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    20mm difference front to rear...

    Quote Originally Posted by GMF
    This is only tangentially related, but isn't there something about using a rear brake adapter on the front to work with a 185 rotor? I think i remember reading that a while back, but that was also when i was pretty into crack, so i can never tell if i am just making that up, or what...
    ...so in theory moving a rear 160 adapter to the front should fit a 180mm rotor. It's commonly used in the opposite direction by brakes that use a 160mm front rotor and 140mm rear rotor ? one single-piece caliper design (no adapters) for a clean and light installation.

    However, Patrick's Manitou fork uses 74mm post mounts and requires an appropriate adapter. The 20mm rule only applies to 51mm IS tabs.

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