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    Moonlander Brakes

    I'm going to install Shimano hydraulic brakes and 200mm discs on my Moonlander. I know I'll need some caliper mount adapters, but which ones? I found several old threads about this, but they only helped in confusing me more.
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    those are some big rotors, I have 180 front and 160 rear, plenty of brake. adaptors are easy, IS to post if they are new shimano calipers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kreater View Post
    those are some big rotors, I have 180 front and 160 rear, plenty of brake. adaptors are easy, IS to post if they are new shimano calipers.
    Yep, I agree with kreator.
    For Shimano 180 disc up front you need adapter SM-MA-F180 P/S
    For Shimano 160 rear you need adapter SM-MA-R160 P/S
    That is what I run on my fat bike along with Shimano XT 785 brakes. You will stop just fine, no need for bigger brakes.

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    200s are really big and more power than you need

    i run 180's f & r

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    I love my 200's. We have lots of steep, long descents here and I struggled with slowing down before switching over. As long as there's good modulation, you can never have too much brake.

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    I talked to my Mommy, and she said that as long as I pay for the brakes with my own money, I can have whatever ones I want. So thanks for the help.

    I won't even tell you how wide my bars are.
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    This is funny coming from the fat bike forum where no tires are too wide, but apparently you can have brakes that are too big!

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    So you would need SM-MA-F203 P/S and SM-MA-R203 P/S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylgeist View Post
    This is funny coming from the fat bike forum where no tires are too wide, but apparently you can have brakes that are too big!
    Well played, Sir !
    Well played !

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    Hey CTD......

    As this man said

    Quote Originally Posted by winkster View Post
    So you would need SM-MA-F203 P/S and SM-MA-R203 P/S
    40mm IS for the Front
    60mm IS for the Rear

    here is a little linky for you

    Avid CPS Brake Mount | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com


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    Thanks - I didn't mean to butt in on the thread, but that just seemed extra humorous this morning that people were getting offended about larger brakes. It's been a long week already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylgeist View Post
    This is funny coming from the fat bike forum where no tires are too wide, but apparently you can have brakes that are too big!
    Well, it would be okay for them to be fatter. But they can't just be bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonlikesbikes View Post
    I love my 200's. We have lots of steep, long descents here and I struggled with slowing down before switching over. As long as there's good modulation, you can never have too much brake.
    Yep switched to 200mm F&R and I have no break issues on the east coast.

    Biggest tires+biggest rims=biggest brakes!

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    I've had 200's on my Behemoth 29er for 7+ years and wouldn't think of using anything else on it. So after 6 months on the Moonlander, I'm quite sure that the stock Avids aren't the best brakes for me. So I have a bike that has larger wheels and weighs more than the 29er, guess what brakes I'm going to upgrade to?
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    Moonlander Brakes

    So.....Hope stealth V4 brakes with 183 floating rotors are probably overkill on a Moonlander too...?!?!Moonlander Brakes-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373638888.343049.jpgMoonlander Brakes-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373638937.948442.jpgMoonlander Brakes-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373638986.162480.jpg
    They sure do look good!! Moonlander Brakes-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373639101.377296.jpg

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    ^^^ Those look good to me. I see that the 2014 Moonlander comes with 180's on the front now.

    I have the 203's mounted on mine, I used XT 203 Ice Tech Rotors. I also used a Shimano SM-MA-R 203 P/S on the rear with XT ST-M765 brakes. My rear brake caliper rubs on the disc even without pads in it. I used some 3.0mm spacers and the caliper clears. I'm going to machine some 1.5mm and see if they work. I don't know why I'm needing to shim the caliper away from the rotor.
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