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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012

    Giant Rincon 2003

    Recently joined the forum due to my increased love of MTBing.
    For my high school project I'm rebuilding a Giant Rincon 2003. The frame is amazingly light but I have a problem.

    I recently purchased some Avid Elixir 3s. The fork has a mount so that's not a problem. But the rear triangle doesn't seem to have any standard mount. I did research on it and found out some stuff about adapters for 22mm to IS 51. Sadly the frame is not like GFs or Treks and has no chainstay mounting brackets. It does have two holes 22mm apart on the top of the dropout though.

    Any idea what adapter could work?

    Here's a picture:
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  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Those holes are for mounting a pannier rack or a fender.
    The 22mm brake mounts on frames are horizontal not vertical, like in the following photo.

    If you want to mount a disc brake on the rear there's only a couple of ways of doing it.

    This way:

    or this which is basically the same thing:

    or the DM-UNI:
    * As your dropout is recessed I don't think this adapter would work very well, I guess you could pack out the recess with a washer so the QR skewer could clamp down on it properly.

    Personally I wouldn't bother putting a disc brake on that frame, most braking should be done with the front brake and that's where you'd see the most benefit from a disc brake.

    I'd just ride it 'mullet' style, disc brake on the front and a v-brake on the back.

    Last edited by cobba; 04-27-2012 at 12:32 AM.

  3. #3
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    Sorry, not a disc compatible frame. As mentioned above there are some possible adapters but your best bet is running it Mullet. Going with a solid V-brake with a brake booster would work well or a Magura HS-22 rear hydro rim brake.

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