- Shimano brake adaptors – using other brands to go from 160 to 180?
kimbers – that’s fine as long as the bolts for the caliper bolts are a standard spacing (guess I’ll find out easily enough)……ah, they have to be, to fit frames without adaptors (d’oh)!!
But i guess Avid adapters are slightly more than +20mm due to their rotor sizing? 185mm etcPosted 4 years agotwohatsMember
My mate fitted Avid mounts to his XT brakes. All was well until one day he had no braking power but loads of lever feel!Posted 4 years ago
Turns out that the Avid mounts sit Shimano brakes a few millimetres too high and as the brake pads wear the unworn parts of the pad meet each other and the brakes stop working!!!hainmanMember
I had avids on my Giant reign,swapped my avids with my old XT’s.well old as in on a different bike,for some reason,my rotors were 180F/170R but just bolted my calipers straight onto the adapters that were already on the bike,lost the avid washers though and not had any problems and been on for 6monthsPosted 4 years ago
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