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    Scale Carbon Frame: Rear Brake Bolt Torque?

    I recently purchased a Scott Scale 620 with carbon fiber frame. I want to determine the correct torque for tightening the rear disc brake (Shimano SLX) attachment bolts to the carbon frame. I haven't been able to locate this info anywhere, would somebody be kind enough to give me a hint? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by afalts View Post
    this is a great resource, thanks a lot!

    it doesn't really mention carbon frames though, and my concern is that the rear caliper bolts on the Scale go right into the carbon frame...i want to take it apart to see if maybe there's something metal inside the carbon that it screws into but then I won't know how tight to make it when I put it back together :-)

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    Yes, there is a metal insert, the brake rests on that and not the carbon. It is very rare to see something that is threaded into carbon, there is almost always a metal insert of some kind

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    Quote Originally Posted by afalts View Post
    Yes, there is a metal insert, the brake rests on that and not the carbon. It is very rare to see something that is threaded into carbon, there is almost always a metal insert of some kind
    thanks! this makes a lot of sense, now I won't be afraid of working on it when the time comes.

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