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Retrofitting avid brakes

Darrellj1588Darrellj1588 Posts: 4
edited April 2019 in MTB workshop & tech
I currently have tektro hydraulic disc brakes on my mtb but was wondering if I could retrofit a set of avid brakes? The discs are same size it's just the caliper the sits at a different angle from the tektro ones! Hope this makes sense


  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,761
    Which Avid brakes are they?
    Older models were designed for use with 185mm rotors so you need to use spacer washers under the calliper. Apart from that they should fit any bike designed to take disc brakes.
    Not sure what you mean by the calliper sits at a different angle.
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  • tom_howardtom_howard Posts: 792
    If the tektro ones work, I'd leave them on. Avids are a world of hurt waiting to happen, maintenance wise, even of they are NOS.
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