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    Rotor compatability

    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.

    chrisgo

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgo
    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.

    chrisgo
    Generally yes. The rotor width may be differnt requiring spreading the Avid pads, etc.

    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.

    - ray

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    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.
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    Are you sure about that? Avids come in 203 millimeter = 7.992126 inch

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