Are rotors from one brand brake compatable with another calipers from another manufacturer. Provided they are the same size rotor (6 inch or 8 inch).
I ride on Hayes and am looking for new tires and was hoping I could just switch wheelsets with some friends but one is on Hope and one on Avid mech. all with 6 inch rotors.
Any help is great.
Generally yes. The rotor width may be differnt requiring spreading the Avid pads, etc.
Originally Posted by chrisgo
Also note that the first 2 years of Avid rotors and calipers were 6.5 inch diameter before reducing in size to the standard 6 inch.
Also, Avid rotors aren't 8", they are about 7.5" so you need an avid mount with an avid rotor, or a hayes mount with a hayes rotor, but the caliper doesn't matter.
Originally Posted by mward
hands up who wants to die
Are you sure about that? Avids come in 203 millimeter = 7.992126 inch