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Avid Rotor/Adapter with Hayes Caliper?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by The Kadvang, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    Looking to switch brakes if possible: anyone know if a 6" avid mechanical rotor/adapter will work with a Hayes caliper?
     
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  2. Zutroy

    Zutroy Turbo Monkey

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    Yes it will
     
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  3. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    Personal experience? Bump.
     
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    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    The avid adapter will work if you include the conical washers.
    Vice versa, a Hayes adapter will work with an avid caliper, sans washers.
     
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  5. BKQuill

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    oops, my bad, I read the question wrong
     
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  6. DirtyMike

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    Personal expierince here... Avid adapters and Hayes Are Not compatible... the Pads will not run in teh Proper Position.. Hayes adapter with Avid makes them run to high Avid adapter with ahyes brakes too low.... Function? Yes.... good braking?.. Maybe wearing pads Fast?.. Yes.....The adapters are cheap anyways And as Far as teh rotor?... depends on what year the avids are New style rotor is a 160 not a 165 for the six inch rotors while the Eight inches are the same Good luck let us know how it goes
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  7. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    That doesn't make any sense. If you put both calipers on a post mount (ala Manitou) they should be in the same position. The IS to post mount adapters should be the same. No???
     
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  8. WheelieMan

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    The adapters are the same.

    The offset from the mounting surface to the pad contact point is the same on Hayes and Avids with the washers so swapping the conical washers is not necessary.
     
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    The larger 165mm rotor size uses a larger offset at the caliper, not the adapter. So I'm not sure what you mean.
     
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    Not correct, I swap my brakes back and forth between bikes often. I have hayes and avids. I always mix the adapters.
     
  11. The Kadvang

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    Well its only a rear brake for my DJ bike so it doesn't really matter. Set it up yesterday and works fine.