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    Why does Avid use 185mm rotors?

    Are there any work arounds to use 180mm rotors? Any after market 185mm rotors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490
    Are there any work arounds to use 180mm rotors? Any after market 185mm rotors?
    Galfer makes 185s.

    You can file down the 185 mounts by 2-3mm to use 180mm rotors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Galfer makes 185s.

    You can file down the 185 mounts by 2-3mm to use 180mm rotors.
    I've also heard that you can just use another company's brake adapter, ie, for a shimano 180, use a shimano adaptor, for a hope 183mm, just use a hope 183 adaptor, etc.

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    thanks for the replies. I'll figure something out over the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490
    thanks for the replies. I'll figure something out over the winter.

    I agree. You probably will find something that works just fine. You could tackle this by filing the rotor (NOT my first choice). I would try putting spacers on the bracket that holds the caliper.

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    First off, I have no affiliation with this webstore... I just spend money there... but for avid 185 users, they have this lightweight alternative which is pretty cost effective. (see the first item).

    http://www.torontocycles.com/Selling/Rotors.html
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