Shimano Calipers front and back any difference?

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  • Shimano Calipers front and back any difference?
  • If you mean road brakes then Yes the bolt is longer on the front to go through your fork than your frame.

    I also think it makes a slight dif with disc's too.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    Same calipers, different adapter. A 160mm on the rear would be a 180mm on the front.

    Mister P
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    The actual calipers themselves are identical (apart from XTR).

    Premier Icon Lakes_Puma
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    Quick Question?

    Is there actually any difference with Shimano calipers, e.g. if a website is selling a 'front' caliper can it be used on the rear?

    Ta

    EDIT – sorry I should have said hydraulic disk calipers

    bigyinn
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    PM ones are the same, IS mount ones are different, as nickjb says.

    Dibbs
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    IS rear caliper needs a 160mm disc, if you use it on the front it needs a 180mm disc, if you use an IS front caliper on the rear you need a 140mm disc.

    PikeBN14
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    You do just mean the caliper and not complete brake setup where hose length would come in to it?

    Premier Icon Lakes_Puma
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    Yes just the caliper

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