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Old 10-16-11, 06:39 PM   #1
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DIsk Swap out

Ok so i have a 2010 specialized hardrock that i have been swappin out parts for the past two years and have been really happy with the bike in general. But i was wondering if i could switch to a hydraulic disk brake and disk? I have a friend that i selling me a set of Hayes for cheap and he said that i could use the 7'' disks if i wanted them. But thats where i was uncertain if i could use the larger disk on a stock setup. Is there anyway to make them fit or am i stuck using the smaller disk with the new hydraulics ?
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Old 02-21-12, 06:19 PM   #2
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There exists a great many adapters for using any size disk you wish. You can go as low as 140mm all the way to 208mm.
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like said, you just need the right caliper adapters from hayes for your style of fork/mounting system.
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Some forks have a size limit.
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Most forks are limited to 203mm (8"); can't figure out why, then, I could buy 9" disc brakes a couple years ago.

Adapters are everywhere, and are worth the investment. In my experience, the 6" discs were only marginally better than V's; the 7" are sweet, but for me at least, 8" were overkill. One-finger braking put me on my face with 8". All of mine have been the mechanicals, never have run hydro. Showroom testing of hydro wasn't agreeable, felt "remote".
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