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    are deore disc brakes better than tekro v brakes?

    I received an old front Deore disc brake. I need to buy an adaptor to mount it on my Manitou Axel fork. Should I spend the money to buy an adaptor, or is my Tekro v-brake going to perform better? The Deore disc brake looks to be about 3 years old, it's mechanical.

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    Michael

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    Yes, the disc should perform better if it is in good shape.

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    It's a decent disc

    There are two versions of the Deore mechanical. The BR M515 and the BR M515LA. The LA designation stands for "Long Arm" which indicates that the arm that engages the calipers is longer and provides more leverage when you squeeze the brake lever. I have a set on my Ibex and they are very good. I would venture to guess that even if you don't have the LA version, they'll perform much better than the tektro V brakes. Had them too, and while they are OK, they certainly don't perform as well as my Deore mechanicals.

    Buy the adaptor, mount it and ride.

    Bob
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    It'll be worth it.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll hit up the LBS's tomorrow and see if they have the adaptor.

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    I called my LBS and the guy looked something up and said that there is no adaptor for the Shimano Deore to Manitou Axel fork (I think it's IS). Can anyone verify this?

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    If it's IS caliper to Post Mount fork, you have to go up in rotor size for the adapter.

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    Can someone please show me exactly where to get the adapter and which one I need? I've been searching on google all day and I'm still confused! Thanks

    Michael

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    You need an adapter like this



    And you can get it here

    http://www.discbrakeadapters.com/fs_....php?item_id=6


    I hope this helps,
    Cris

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    You need an adapter like this



    And you can get it here

    http://www.discbrakeadapters.com/fs_....php?item_id=6


    I hope this helps,
    Cris

    Thanks a lot, that's exactly what I need.

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