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avid/ shimano compatability help

bigbonedbigboned Posts: 151
edited January 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
newbie help please,

currently runiing juicy 3's with a 165mm rear i wish to upgrade to 180/185
i understand i need an adapter, but ive got my hands on some xt rotors (180)
question can i run an xt rotor on avid caliper? as avids are a 185mm do i need a shimano 180mm adapter to match the rotor - would avid caliper fit or do i have to stick with avid rotors?

could i go whole hog - 205mm?
are all 2or 4 piston systems better than singles?

hope that makes sense, your time and help is apprciated

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    which XT rotors?

    should be fine.

    you will need an adaptor to give the right size so a 180mm adaptor.
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