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    Disc Brake Question

    Not a 29'er question directly (I'm mounting a disc to the rear of my bike now that I've tracked down a Fisher Frame Adaptor).

    That said, are the calipers on a mechanical brake the same for front and rear, only having the adaptor differ? Or, are there specific calipers for front and rear?
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    You'll have to specify a brand and model for that question I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490
    That said, are the calipers on a mechanical brake the same for front and rear, only having the adaptor differ? Or, are there specific calipers for front and rear?
    I beleive they are different...ie, you can't bolt a rear caliper on teh front, nor a front on the rear.

    I think you can interchange rotors though.
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    Naturally...

    ...it depends. Are you running different sized front/rear rotors? If so, then maybe yes, the adaptors may indeed be the same size.

    If you are running same size rotors then most likely the adaptors will be different due to the relative mounting positions of the IS mounts fr/rr.

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    road set I rec'd today seem to be the same,except for the brackets.I compared them and I can see no difference in the angles of the way they mount,or entrance angle of the cable.

    Hope this helps,Dan
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