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Old 12-26-10, 12:52 AM   #1
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Fitting Disc Brakes on Manatou fork help?

I got a set of old Manitou Axe Comp forks and want to get some mechanical disc brakes, the IS 51mm with a 160mm rotor type. The forks have over 74mm spacing (and the bolt face different direction) so the normal brakes cant be bolted on.

Is there any way to get the standard disc brakes to fit?

What sort of brakes are normally need for this sort of fork?

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You need an adapter. Just search online or head to your LBS for a post mount fork to IS caliper adapter.
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You need an adapter. Just search online or head to your LBS for a post mount fork to IS caliper adapter.
Thanks I searched are these what you mean?
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74mm post mounts don't require any adapters at all for 160mm rotors. Just bolt the calipers directly to the posts.
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It's needed if the calipers are IS mount as he indicated above.
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It's needed if the calipers are IS mount as he indicated above.
I know of no mechanical (or current hydro) disc caliper that is not a post mount, and uses a bracket for IS fork mounting. They will have the IS bracket bolted in place straight out of the box. Remove the bracket and it bolts directly to a post mount fork.
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Thanks I searched are these what you mean?
That is the bracket used on a post mount caliper to mount to IS forks. Most calipers will already have it attached.
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