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    DIsc mounts on a front fork

    I'm newer to mtbing, so spare me the crap and get to the point! It is going to be much apperihative for me to comprehend the infomation.

    So i have a bike and just got dics for it to upgrade from my v's, there mechanical (the forte brakes from preformance bike, with 160mm rotor) and i see that the instructions have this type of mount (http://mountain.bike198.com/wp-conte...ake-mounts.jpg) i think its called a IS mount, correct me if im wrong. And my front frk has this type of mount (http://mountain.bike198.com/wp-conte...ost-mounts.jpg) i think its called a post mount, again correct me if im wrong.

    My Qusetion is.... Do i need to use the adapters that came in the kit or do i just mount the brakes straight to the front fork?

    THANKS,

    JO-B

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    I looked all over that site and cannot find forte disc brakes.
    Anyways, they can only go on one way (here's the crap) It shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if the caliper's mounting holes are parallel with the rotor (PM) or perpendicular to the rotor (IS)
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    If you have a post mount fork and the calipers are post mount then you shouldn't need an adapter for 160mm rotors.

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    Post mount fork - no adapters for the calipers when using 160mm rotors. Might have to use small 1mm washers to shim, in case there is a small clearance issue. But no adapter.


    The Forte' brakes are out of stock on the web. Avail in stores.

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    thanks for everything guys, just finsihed putting the brakes and the rotors on the bike going to finish and test tomorow... you were correct no adapteer needed! thanks again JO-B

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