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    Avid BB7 front/rear interchangable?

    Total brainfart here (and when I search for BB7 I get not results, go figure), but I am just trying to confirm is a rear Avid BB7 (185mm) would work on the front of a bike without changing out the adapter bracket. It seems it would given that my Reba fork has the same 51mm standard tabs. I was hoping to save a few bucks on a close-out and needed to figure this out before I click buy. Thank you.
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    Hmm, I think I just answered my own question. It seems that the difference in diameter or thickness of the suspension fork leg vs. the thinner chainstays would require a different amount of offset from the mounting bracket. Then I had a duh moment and went out and looked at my own bike to confirm that my current brakes brackets are in fact different front to rear. It looks like I didn't need to bother with this thread in the first place.
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    Yeah, the adapters for front and rear are different - sorry man
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Yeah, the adapters for front and rear are different - sorry man
    Just trying to be a tightwad. Pricepoint has 185mm rear BB7s for $40 and it was tempting. I'll just spend $15 more to get the 185 front/160 rear combo that I really wanted.
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    buy two rear 185's.. and a 10 dollar front adapter more brake, less money.

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    Get the newer ones anyways. I kinda like them better than the old ones. The new ones also come with both front and rear adapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsmoto
    buy two rear 185's.. and a 10 dollar front adapter more brake, less money.
    Word-Up!!
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/167...-Included).htm
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomsmoto
    buy two rear 185's.. and a 10 dollar front adapter more brake, less money.
    After paying for the adapter you are splitting hairs on the price. I'd rather spend a couple bucks more and get the newer version anyway.
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