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Toum

Member since Nov 2018 • Last active Nov 2019
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    When i bought avids, they came with the adapters. Shimano did not. I guess it depends

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    There is this shop, that does some crazy discounts, you could hunt around there. Currently they a have a sale on sram level brakes just 14eur. but only the front,so you would need a new hose for the back. Also they have cheap shimano m315, nothing fancy but for a commuter who cares :) I just dont know if they ship to UK.

    https://www.rczbikeshop.fr/fr/sram-front­-disc-brake-level-t-160mm-postmount-l-75­0mm-w-o-disc-black-92-5019-891-070.html

    edit, forgot to tag you @hippy

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    Thats one big boy caliper, the lower bolt was definitely filed away. Shimano fit just fine, there is quite some wiggle room, attaching a better photo of the caliper. If i were you i would try what alsoPhilDAS suggested - fit a 180 rotor, there seems to be room, and it would be the least expensive way to sort this.

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    agh it seems i totally misunderstood you there, sorry about that, these are shimano deore M615 calipers - seem to work well

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    I have been using 160 rotors at the back, had no issues with clearance yet, but i have been running them slammed all the way back. These rotors are some generic avids, that came with china bb7's.

    But i have the same issue as you, on a different bike, just on the front, i just added a few washers until it stopped rubbing, tightened the caliper bolts more than usual, seems to work fine. Im a master of dodgy setups. Hope thats helps.

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    A few snap shots of whats coming up :>

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    A little update on the build, as this year i have been riding more local trails than camping, so it kinda migrated to more xc oriented setup.

    A Surly cheater bar and a 100mm manitou markhor at the front. Its gotten more trail capable, but its too responsive for my linking - it has a 72 degree head angle, i guess that makes it more nervous on the descents. Also drilled and riveted extra bottle cage mounts on the seat tube and downtube, drilling the placing of one of the holes was quite awkward though.

    In the future planning to covert it back to bike packing mode, as i liked it more with a rigid front and a jones bar. But before that i need something thats abit more capable on the trails, but thats a new project :)

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    Hey, sorry for the late response have not checked this thread for a while. Theres not a lot of clearance at the back, would have wanted to use a plus 650b rear tyre as well, but the chain stays are quite bent and the dimples are designed for a 29er tyre, managed to use a 29x2.4 maxxis ardent whitout any rubbing issues, but it was on the edge. Maybe a 2.6 650b would fit, but it would be real close.

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    No probs, good luck with your build!

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