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    Disc Brake Help

    I'm upgrading a bike to discs and am thinking of AVID mechanicals. Can anyone help me and answer this basic question: If I switch disc wheels between bikes will my AVID disc rotor fitted wheel fit in the SHIMANO Calipers of my other bike, which is already SHIMANO disc fitted (IS mount, not Centerlock) and vice-versa? Or, do I need to stick with a consistent setup between the bikes, i.e. make them both SHIMANO or AVID, or whatever.

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    Kevin

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    Actually, you can make that work pretty well. Assuming using 160mm rotors on both though for sanity.

    Different frame/fork/caliper mounts give slightly different engagement points to the disc rotors though, but with the setup you've mentioned this can easily be handled.

    I know 'cause I did it this way once and it worked out well.

    Here's how you make it work best ...

    First, stuff the wheels on the shimano eqipped bike and make sure the brake calipers are adjusted / aligned properly and as perfectly as possble.

    Now, put the wheels on the other bike and for each wheel, mount up the Avid caliper and get it adjusted and centered on the rotor as-is. No tweaking of rotor or wheel bearing adjustment allowed.

    Once done, the wheels should swap pretty handily.

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    Thanks for the input - sounds great.}
    Kevin

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