Help with 2011 Scott Scale 40 - Brakes!-
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  1. #1
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    Upset Help with 2011 Scott Scale 40 - Brakes!

    Hi everyone,

    I've recenly aquired a 2011 Scott Scale 40 - Quite an old bike but she rides really well apart from one thing.. These bloody Tektro brakes. I've bled them about 4 times and replaced brake hoses and pads.. still janky as all hell.

    I'm thinking about purchasing some Deore M6000 brakes to install and would like to add a 180mm rotor on the front (not worth adding one to the back?)

    From what I can see my post holes are 74mm on the forks and the rear is the same.

    Will this caliper fit and does anyone have an idea what braket I would need for the front to fit a 180mm rotor?

    Here is the bike for reference
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    Shimano brakes are really easy to set up. Why are you thinking of using 180mm front disc - do you do a lot of riding downhill? I have Shimano XT brakes with 160mm rotors on a couple of FS bikes and they work fine for regular XC riding, I have 180mm rotors on bikes with more than 130mm travel. To use the Deore M6000 calipers with the 180mm rotors you will need post mount to post mount adapter that will lift the caliper 20mm - shimano makes them for their brakes.

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