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Can I use my 165mm Hope Gothic 6 bolt ...
rotors with my Avid Mechanical 160mm Mtb disc brake calipers ... or am I better off buying the actual 160mm version rotor? I suppose the caliper could be shimmed (?), but if it means comprimising the ease of install, or the Avid CPS I'd rather purchase the 160's.
FYI my Avid 160 rotors are spent, and I happen to have a set of the Hope IS 6 bolt 165's laying around. Thanx!
Just add 2.5mm spacers...
...underneath the CPS washer stack. That's exactly the approach Avid takes with its adapters for larger rotor sizes.
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sorry to revive such an old thread...
are you saying that the only difference between avid 160mm and say the 203mm is some shims and the larger rotor they ship with?
So theoretically one could upgrade their 160mm avids to 185 or 203 by just buying a larger rotor and shimming the assembly?
I hope so... I think I'm going to start with 160 but I'm afraid I might want to upgrade the front to 185 or 203... I'm not sure I need it though. I mainly ride XC and weigh about 200...