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what bracket do you use for a 180 rotor on the rear????

justjamjustjam Posts: 97
edited July 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
hi everybody...i would like to fit a 180 rotor on the rear of my specialized xc to replace the existing 160 rotor.the bracket i have to fit the 160 says160/180 on it and is too small to fit the there anybody that can help to tell me the size of bracket to buy i was thinking 185 or 205. they are i.s brackets ..
all help and suggestions appreciated.. thanks


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    you need a 180 rear bracket.

    Looked at the sticky above?

    the one you have is a 180mm front/160mm rear.
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  • justjamjustjam Posts: 97
    i have a 180 bracket on the rear but it works a 160 rotor both front and rear brackets are the same on my bike????????
  • salsarider79salsarider79 Posts: 914
    Rear brakes use a size smaller than the front i.e. a 180mm front is the same as a 160mm rear. What you want is a 180mm rear or a 200mm front as they are the same.
    Hope that clears it up a bit.
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