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What needed to go from 185 to 160mm rear rotor

symanoysymanoy Posts: 123
edited May 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
So my Trance came with 185mm rotors at either end. I managed to bend the rear slightly today, though tbh I was planning and downsizing anyway as its just too big, just makes it too easy to lock up the rear wheel which is never good!

I've managed to source the rotor at a good price but unsure what else I need. Frame and brakes are post mount,so I'm assuming brake straight on to frame is right for 160mm but I may be wrong, If so I need some shorter bolts, where do I get these from?

Cheers
Giant Trance X2 Build Sadly since stolen!
replaced with Giant Trance MKII

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    just bolt it one. a bolt shop.
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  • symanoysymanoy Posts: 123
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=75480 this looks like it should do the trick!
    Giant Trance X2 Build Sadly since stolen!
    replaced with Giant Trance MKII
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Do you have AVID brakes?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • symanoysymanoy Posts: 123
    yep elixir 5s
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    replaced with Giant Trance MKII
  • symanoysymanoy Posts: 123
    I ordered the CPS kit as above, the 160mm PM rear version. Says this on the invoice and also the packaging. Yet it came with some additional spacers like these, http://www.bicyclehero.com/us/avid-cps- ... lized.html which I really wasn't expecting! they seems to be the same thickness of the 185mm adaptor I already have!?

    You can't use it without them as they have the concave surface in one side to use with the mount system. Also if I were to removed them the bolt would be too long.

    What's gone wrong?
    Giant Trance X2 Build Sadly since stolen!
    replaced with Giant Trance MKII
  • symanoysymanoy Posts: 123
    Ultimately what I'm asking is, has CRC sent me the wrong kit? Do I have a 185mm kit? Or do Avid work on the assumption that all bikes are default 140mm rear rotor, so i have a kit convert 140mm to 160mm?
    Giant Trance X2 Build Sadly since stolen!
    replaced with Giant Trance MKII
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    If it won't fit for you, just send it back, use your CPS washers and get some suitable length bolts from a bolt shop/ebay
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • symanoysymanoy Posts: 123
    Do you know the correct bolt size?
    Giant Trance X2 Build Sadly since stolen!
    replaced with Giant Trance MKII
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    M5x whatever length you need (measure it!) but logically whatever held your caliper to 185mount will now hold it to the frame anyway, or if they used one of those bolt through mounts, just hacksaw the bolt to length (fit a nut first so you can remove it to clean up the threads!)
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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