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Old 10-21-09, 09:33 AM   #1
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Can i get a new brake

If i want to replace my whole disk brake system, then is it possible to fit any kind in. im talking about the whole brake, rotors an all





my brakes are completely messed up

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Old 10-21-09, 09:55 AM   #2
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You probably want to provide some info about what you have now. Either exact year/make/model of the bike or specifics about your current system; 6-bolt disc? centerlock? brand/model of calipers? hydraulic or mechanical? There are adapters that can do many things but...
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Old 10-21-09, 12:21 PM   #3
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6 bolt disk, im not sure mechanical or hydraulic. the bike is like new. the make u wont recognise cause its like a duplicate type. wats center-bolt lock?
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Old 10-21-09, 01:09 PM   #4
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The short answer to your question is: No, any system will not fit any bike.
You can begin to learn what systems/components will fit your bike w/ or w/o adapters by reading the disc brake section on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle...ms#Disc_brakes
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Old 10-23-09, 12:56 PM   #5
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ive got mechanical
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Old 10-23-09, 03:07 PM   #6
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Actually I'd say the short answer is "YES". The only possible reason it would be a "no" is if your frame uses some system other than than the IS (International Standard) mount for the rear caliper. On the fork it's either the IS system or the old post style. Both are compatible with the vast majority of brake calipers. The IS style fork often requires a caliper adapter that may or may not come with the system. For example Shimano and Avid seem to supply them while Hayes makes you buy them. If it's a post style then you just need one of the calipers that requires an adapter but don't use the adapter. Calipers such as many of the Shimano, Hayes or Avids bolt right on to the post system with no adapter.
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i think the answer is gonna be yes, even if you dont have an IS mount, you can get adapters that should fit. if you go down to your LBS they might be able to order you one in, or if you know what you are looking for, have a look here www.chainreactioncycles.com they will post to anywhere in the world, but if your outside of europe, its gonna cost you, but they have a very decent selection of both mechanical and hydrualic disk brakes as well as adaptors. if you dont know what your doing, go to your LBS for advice... i would suggest hydrualic disk brakes, but you may not need to replace the rotor, it just incurs extra cost if you have to.. and dont knock us saying we may not recognise it... even if we dont, we can google it to see the specs of the brakes you have atm... so if u wanna say what bike u got or the brakes you have, it might help us help you...
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Old 10-25-09, 12:31 AM   #8
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Old 10-25-09, 01:26 AM   #9
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Just a question. If the bike is new, what's wrong with the brakes? The pads may just need adjusting and/or bedded in,
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Ok, I'll ask the painful question...

If you don't know what you have, how do you know what you want to change it to?

I'd personally start with the basics, as to *why* you're looking to change and go from there. From the (really crappy) pics the brakes look like Avid wanna-be's, but nothing special that can't be swapped out.
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just a reminder... my brakes are totalled and i want to buy original brakes, with which i CAN get spare parts etc.

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Old 10-25-09, 01:08 PM   #12
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just a reminder for people who could not be bothered to read the first post... my brakes are totalled and i want to buy original brakes, with which i CAN get spare parts etc.
1) You did not say this in the first post
2) It's a good idea to attack people trying to help you, definitley get more legit responses

you hear, dawg?
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