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    First post and have a question

    I am upgrading my brakes and I am not sure what adaptor I need for my forks. The adaptor I have is for 8in rotors but the bolts dont match up to the forks. Please help me out on what I need to purchase. I bought a set of Hayes Sole second hand. I may have to shorten my cable, is that hard to do?

    thanks for all the info






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    the adapter is for a 51mm IS mount...the fork is a 74mm post mount...take the adapter off the brake and just directly mount the brake to the fork. I don't believe you will be able to use an 8 inch rotor with it most likely a 6 inch one will work...

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    I believe it is possible to get 6' to 8' post adapters though?

    But I can't see any disc mounts on your hubs? Do you have a disc hub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iancl
    I believe it is possible to get 6' to 8' post adapters though?

    But I can't see any disc mounts on your hubs? Do you have a disc hub?
    yea I am gonna need one for a 8" rotor. I am shopping for the wheels I need. I am looking at a set of Rhyno Lite Suns Rims. $100.00 on ebay brand new.

    thanks

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    Geaux Saints

    you need to change the hubs ... not the rims to add disc rotors
    but you could just buy a Sun Rhyno lite rim/XT disc hub wheelset for around $100-$130

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    Geaux Saints

    you need to change the hubs ... not the rims to add disc rotors
    but you could just buy a Sun Rhyno lite rim/XT disc hub wheelset for around $100-$130

    oh yeah and Geaux Saints
    WHO DAT 8-0 all day.....

    where you from man?

    yea I am gonna get the wheels set for $100

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    what hubs come with that wheelset for $100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
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    what hubs come with that wheelset for $100

    this is the link. what do you think?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-SunRimsSu-Rh...ht_2542wt_1167

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    Sun rhyno lights laced to Deore XT is an awesome setup... freaking bombproof.

    But, i see you have a dart fork, an 8 inch rotor will snap those noodly little stanchions like they were made from glass. DON'T DO IT!!! thats way too much brake for that bike anyway. Get some 160mm rotors and use them. I snapped numerous darts with 160mm rotors and Avid BB5s before i got smart and bought a Reba (then again i do weigh 230)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    Sun rhyno lights laced to Deore XT is an awesome setup... freaking bombproof.

    But, i see you have a dart fork, an 8 inch rotor will snap those noodly little stanchions like they were made from glass. DON'T DO IT!!! thats way too much brake for that bike anyway. Get some 160mm rotors and use them. I snapped numerous darts with 160mm rotors and Avid BB5s before i got smart and bought a Reba (then again i do weigh 230)
    hey thanks man, I will buy a 6'' rotor instead.

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    No problem, also, shortening your hoses isn't really that hard, but you may need to bleed them afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    No problem, also, shortening your hoses isn't really that hard, but you may need to bleed them afterwards
    can I put the 8" on the rear? I have a 6" for the rear now. I can put the 6" on the front.

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    You can, but that frame might not be designed for the stresses of a rotor that size. It will probably be too much brake to be very useful anyway. You will need the proper adapter for the rear brake tab spacing if you do that, but i'd just run the front brake until you can get a 160mm for the rear.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexJK
    You can, but that frame might not be designed for the stresses of a rotor that size. It will probably be too much brake to be very useful anyway. You will need the proper adapter for the rear brake tab spacing if you do that, but i'd just run the front brake until you can get a 160mm for the rear.

    Cheers!
    ok hey thanks again for the info.

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    for $40 more you can get this wheelset ... worth the money for sure ... better hubs
    Sun/XT disc wheelset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    for $40 more you can get this wheelset ... worth the money for sure ... better hubs
    Sun/XT disc wheelset
    Agreed, better hubs and you KNOW it's going to be a good build, and if it's not, BWW will fix it REALLLY quick (they did for me!).

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