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    Converting front 160mm disc to 180mm

    I'm making leaping assumptions here:

    Switching over a front 160mm disc (BB7) to a 180mm disc; can this be done without replacing calipers - or is this a completely different caliper system along with the rotor itself?

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    you want the Mechanics forum
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    All you need is a new 180 spacer/adaptor for your caliper.
    Last edited by frankenmike; 11-27-11 at 07:45 PM.

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    Spacer? You need a 180mm adapter. What this looks like depends on whether your fork is post-mount or IS.

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    Sweet, thanks.

    Sorry Hairnet, I probably could have asked there as well. I'll be more thinking in the future, mate.

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