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    AARRGG this build is killing me. (brake question)

    OK Im almost done building my canzo but the rotors dont fit. Marzocchi says the 44 fork will take up to an 8" rotor and the 185mm avid juicy rotor is about a half inch off. Should I get a 160mm rotor? Im at that bad at math? 185mm = 7.8"?

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    yes.

    1 inch = 25.4mm.

    Do you have (the correct) adapters?
    Ride.

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    Just what came with the brakes. This is my first build so Im kinda new to it all.

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    Post mount, right? Do you have the 185mm adapter for the caliper, which moves it out enough so that the rotor then fits? And did you fit the convex/concave washers too? If not, do both of those.

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    The avid book says to remove adapter and install directly to the post

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    Typically the post mount caliper will work with a 160mm rotor with no adapter, on a fork with post mounts. For 185mm it will require an adapter, #00.5315.012.020, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuab
    The avid book says to remove adapter and install directly to the post
    ...for 160mm. For 185mm rotors you need an adapter that moves the caliper outward along the posts. You can see one on my fork here. It's the (admittedly hard to see) bit between the caliper and the post with the arrow pointing up and the 185 POST marking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coiler-d
    Typically the post mount caliper will work with a 160mm rotor with no adapter, on a fork with post mounts. For 185mm it will require an adapter, #00.5315.012.020, I believe.
    Correct, the Marz 44 has 6" Post Mounts, an adapter will be needed for the 185 rotor

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    What you need is one of these:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=13717
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    Since this is your first build - make sure you use a torque wrench on the post mount - they are easy to strip.
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    This has been the most helpful posts I have ever seen in the 29er forum!

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    Thanks ordered one today!!

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