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    Griffin 27.5+ brake upgrade

    Hey all. New to the forums here. I have an Airborne Griffin that I recently got and started riding. Loving it, especially on our many sandy trails here is Florida. Had a nice little wipe-out the other day and managed to snap off the brake lever for my front brake. Was thinking about replacing the radar brakes already with the Shimano XT brakes, but not sure what all I may need to get to do this. Can I still use the stock rotor, or should I upgrade that as well. And do I need an adapter to use with mounting the hydraulic brake to the fork due to the 180mm rotor size? (I am talking about the front only here as I have to replace that right away, then will see about the rear later as well.)

    Any help from you all is greatly appreciated.

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    Hey FishMD, welcome! You can still use the stock rotor, that shouldn't be an issue at all, you just may want to lightly sand the rotor face and wipe it down with alcohol. The only time you will need a brake adapter is if you decide to go up in size on the rotor from 180 to 203. Any brake caliper replacement will be a straight swap as well. Hope that helps! Make sure you post up lots of pictures, would be neat to see some trails from your region.

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    Nice. Thanks so much. Yeah, I will have to get some pics for sure. There are actually some pretty great trails for such flat land. In a couple weeks I go to North Carolina though so am looking forward to riding this bike there a bit as well. Woot.

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    I replaced the brakes and rotors with XT components. They are much better.

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