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    Magura Marta 2006 IS front adapter

    A've got a PM manitou fork and magura marta front IS caliper. I think the year of manufacture is 2006, the caliper has long low arm. I bought magura adapter 3 and 180 mm disk, but they don't work together. As I checked than - that adapter is suitable only for IS calipers with short low arm (since 2007). I checked that magura doesn't have needed adapter.

    May be somebody has met the same situation and found the way out?

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    Magura Marta with adapter 3 and short low arm caliper:



    My long low arm caliper:


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    You might find the answer on the following link:

    http://www.support-english.magura.com/index.php?

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    Short arm IS caliper = 160mm front / 140mm rear?
    Long arm IS caliper = 180mm front / 160mm rear.

    Short arm caliper on the front with Adapter No.3 means a 20mm increase in rotor size to 180mm.
    Probably with the long arm caliper on the front with Adapter No.3 you'd have to use a 200mm rotor.

    KCNC makes a 160mm adapter that might allow you to use your long arm caliper with a 180mm rotor.

    KCNC Disc Brake Adapter Post Fork - IS Caliper

    160mm KCNC Adapter + Hope 180mm Caliper + 180mm Rotor



    * this setup doesn't work with all IS calipers on all PM forks.




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    Last edited by cobba; 03-18-2012 at 07:56 PM.

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    Are there any US retailers or manufacturers that make this type of mount?

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    I'll second the request for help in finding a US source for the KCNC adapter or equivalent!

    I have an older set of Magura Marta SL's with IS mounting that I REALLY would like to put onto a REBA Team fork with PM (74mm) mounts...

    Can anyone help? Thanks.

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    Go to Magura's website and get the #3 mount and also get the larger rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    Short arm IS caliper = 160mm front / 140mm rear?
    Long arm IS caliper = 180mm front / 160mm rear.

    Short arm caliper on the front with Adapter No.3 means a 20mm increase in rotor size to 180mm.
    Probably with the long arm caliper on the front with Adapter No.3 you'd have to use a 200mm rotor.

    KCNC makes a 160mm adapter that might allow you to use your long arm caliper with a 180mm rotor.

    KCNC Disc Brake Adapter Post Fork - IS Caliper

    160mm KCNC Adapter + Hope 180mm Caliper + 180mm Rotor



    * this setup doesn't work with all IS calipers on all PM forks.




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    sorry for bringing this back up but when you say hope 180mm caliper is it the hope #3 caliper ?

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    It's a Mono Mini No.3, here you can see the difference between the No.5 160F/140R (short arm) and the No.3 180F/160R (long arm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    It's a Mono Mini No.3, here you can see the difference between the No.5 160F/140R (short arm) and the No.3 180F/160R (long arm).
    cheers
    that's exactly the info that I needed. I'll be buying a kcnc adapter very soon

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    Be aware that the 160mm adapter won't fit on all PM forks.

    Discussion about mounting problems.

    Bad fit photo

    Bad fit photo

    Good fit photo
    Last edited by cobba; 09-13-2012 at 08:06 AM.

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    thanks for the headsup. I'm trying to install my Hope mono mini (caliper #3) 180mm front brake onto a Fox 130RL (2011) postmount (trying to get rid of those ... avid elixir 5's that came with the bike).
    Do you know if it will fit?

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    Have a look at the last photo link I posted, it's a Fox fork.

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    Good info here. I'm gonna swap out my IS fork to a PM one and want to retain my old IS Hope Mini and this will be a useful reference thread.
    Amolan

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