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    Q about swapping betw. rigid & sus. forks w/disc

    I'm going pick up a Marz. Marathon S for the Curtlo. I plan on keeping the rigid for most of the rides, but the 'zoke will be good for longer, bumpierer rides.

    My question is, for those that swap forks (Sparty?, Shig?), about alignment of the disc caliper to the rotor. My current XTR has spacers/washers on the fork to dial it in. I'm guessing I'll need to adjust according to the new fork too, right? Dumb question maybe, just wondering what's involved in a swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    My question is, for those that swap forks (Sparty?, Shig?), about alignment of the disc caliper to the rotor. My current XTR has spacers/washers on the fork to dial it in. I'm guessing I'll need to adjust according to the new fork too, right? Dumb question maybe, just wondering what's involved in a swap.
    What would HW do?? Dunno, but you know the rigid setup, so mount up the squishy and figure the spacers out there....and then which ever one has more spacers, leave the extras zip (or twist) tied to those mounts when not using them. Should make for a fast swap once you figured out the initial setup.
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    I do the same, and you need to re-position the caliper everytime you change for. Pain in the arse, but a little easier with avid mech's i'm running.

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    ... and if we just ... Guess I got lucky.

    When I swapped over to my rigid fork from my Fox, I didn't have to adjust anything at all.

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    Yeah

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    (Sparty?, Shig?)
    Yeah, you have to readjust. It is easier with the Avid mech "Caliper Positioning System" that shig and I (and a zillion others) use.

    But for the record, nothing beats the cool factor of your Pimpy Pink Pedaler, dude.

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