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    Avid BB7 180mm OR 185mm

    Hey people. So I was lucky enough to buy a SE Stout 2011. But wanted to install some Avid BB7 disk brakes. Does the rotor 185mm will fit or do I have to use the 180mm.

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    Are you talking front or back?
    If front, what is the max size rating for your fork? Sorry, not familiar with the Stout and too lazy to Google it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalom View Post
    Are you talking front or back?
    If front, what is the max size rating for your fork? Sorry, not familiar with the Stout and too lazy to Google it.
    Front and Back

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    I recently changed my rotor from 185 avids to 180. If the 180's fit on a frame, I can't imagine that the 185s wouldn't fit. That is only an extra 2.5mm of clearance needed. The thing you have to account for is the brake adapter. I was going smaller, so just removed 2.5mm of matial from my adapter. You will need a larger or at least different brake adapter if you go from 180's to 185s. If I was you, I would go with the 180's anyway. The avid discs I have used sqeal like a pig. I put Alligator rotors on, and they are much quieter. It seems like more brands (other than Avid) use 180mm rotors anyway, so you would have more options.

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