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    snowpak fork question

    so - why are surly hubs not compatible with this fork

    more importantly - Im assuming 135 mm rear hope pro II's are

    ?????

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    On their website it says it was designed for 135mm front hubs. So it might take some work, like filing dropouts and adding spacers for the brake offset, to get a Hope Pro Rear in there.

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    They take 135mm front hubs. The disc brake surface on a rear hub is 5mm further inboard.

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    Unfortuantely there is now 135mm rear disc spacing....and 135mm front disc spacing....both are front hubs.

    Paul front disc spacing..(rear disc spacing in the works) FITS SNOWPACK

    Surly, Salsa..rear disc spacing

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    Fatback's front hub options will fit as well.
    White Bros. website says that they plan to make a disc caliper adapter that will allow the use of rear-brake-spaced hubs.

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    mmm

    cant I just shim the brake disc out 5mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    mmm

    cant I just shim the brake disc out 5mm
    You could. I haven't seen it done yet. Use the high quality shims that cover the entire face, not just the washers.

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    will get my mate to make a full shim from stainless

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    mmm

    cant I just shim the brake disc out 5mm
    If you are using a rear hub you will stilll have a 10mm axle trying to fit into a 9mm dropout. Sometimes the tolerences on dropouts are such that this will work. If not you either have to turn down the ends of the axle or open up the dropouts a bit.

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    Why shim the rotor rotor out? I believe the Snowpack fork uses I.S. mounting so you could just shim the I.S. adapter out 5mm. I'm running a Surly hub on my Fatback fork and the 10mm axle fits fine with the adapter shimmed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    Why shim the rotor rotor out? I believe the Snowpack fork uses I.S. mounting so you could just shim the I.S. adapter out 5mm. I'm running a Surly hub on my Fatback fork and the 10mm axle fits fine with the adapter shimmed out.
    The Snowpack is post mount.

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    I think a bit of head scratching is in order then, but it doesnt sound impossible

    having being into custom motorbikes fro a while Im used to getting things made to fit !

    although its a shame things cannot be made with better compatability in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozz View Post
    I think a bit of head scratching is in order then, but it doesnt sound impossible

    having being into custom motorbikes fro a while Im used to getting things made to fit !

    although its a shame things cannot be made with better compatability in mind
    A 5 mm shim under the rotor will work fine.
    I just checked the dropouts on my Snowpack fork. They are 10 mm, and an XT rear hub drops in just fine. They probably oversized them on purpose with the idea of being able to fit both 9 mm and 10 mm front axles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    The Snowpack is post mount.
    My bad, their website says they are ISO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    My bad, their website says they are ISO.
    So it does... though they are definitely post mount. I emailed them to let them know about the mistake.

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