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Old 09-29-11, 09:43 PM   #1
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New to disk brakes, just found out the fork I'm ordering isn't compatible...

I just noticed the Marzocchi DJ2 I'm about to order had a funny looking brake mount. Being new to disk brakes, I had no idea they had different types of mounts. Now I'm looking into this and wondering what my best route is to deal with the situation and hoping I could get a little input from you all who know way more about this than I. Are there just the two standard kinds of mounts, or do I need to worry about it further than that? I did see that there are some adapters on the website I'm ordering the fork from that I could order with the fork, but I want to make sure I'm not overlooking something and order a part that won't help me out at all. That seems to be the cheaper way to go and I can't afford to get new brakes to go along with this fork right now.

I need use my Tektro caliper on the Marzocchi fork that looks like it takes a 6" PM brake caliper. The Tektro is the kind where the bolts go in from the side of the caliper rather than from the back (Looks like that's called IS?).

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Old 09-29-11, 10:24 PM   #2
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Fork with 6" Post Mounts (some forks have 7" Post Mounts and you can't use a 6" rotor) + Post Mount brake + 6" rotor = no adapter needed, the brake will bolt straight onto the fork.

Photo of a PM fork with a PM brake.
Photo of a IS fork with a PM brake & adapter.

The fork in question has the 6" Post mounts.
http://www.marzocchi.com/template/de...dOggetto=56816

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Old 09-29-11, 10:39 PM   #3
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Sorry. I might not have worded my post clearly. The fork is PM, but my caliper is IS. I need an adapter to put an IS caliper on a PM fork.
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Old 09-29-11, 10:57 PM   #4
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My mistake, I misread your post.

160mm adapter
http://clee-cycles.co.uk/esite/P1043/product

180mm adapters
http://www.starbike.com/php/product_...g=en&pid=13518
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=13735
http://clee-cycles.co.uk/esite/P1044/product
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/a2z-adapter-pm-to-is/

* Not all IS mount brakes have enough clearance to be used with the 160mm adapter, some brakes can only be used with the 180mm adapters.
* I've seen photos where the 160mm adapter didn't have enough clearance to fit on a Post Mount fork. A fork with large diameter lowers will have shorter Post Mounts then a fork with smaller diameter lowers and the position of the fork ends / dropouts in relation to the lowers can also affect the length of the Post Mounts.

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Sorry. I might not have worded my post clearly. The fork is PM, but my caliper is IS. I need an adapter to put an IS caliper on a PM fork.
I don't see a single Tektro disc brake in their lineup that is only IS mount. Unbolt the caliper from its IS adapter and you now have post mount.
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Old 09-29-11, 11:05 PM   #6
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Just went and double checked the caliper. There is no adapter on it and it's IS mount. It is ~4yrs old, so I guess it's probably not the same as their current/recent product line.

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I don't see a single Tektro disc brake in their lineup that is only IS mount.
The Tektro Novela was made in a IS mount version.

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^ That's what I have. I know it's not a great caliper, but right now I'm not even on a bike until I get the new fork and I don't have the funds to buy a nice set of disk brakes right now. I plan to buy some nice PM brakes sometime this winter but for now...

Thanks for all your help.

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^^ Oh, crap. Sorry my searching did turn up an image of one or two that I figured had to be earlier versions (one even looked a ringer for an old set of RST brakes I had) that were IS only but I thought "what are the chances?" And, well . . . .
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Haha, no biggie. Those stupid chances will get you every time if they can... Thanks for looking into it and trying to help.
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