XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby camerauk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 08:13 am

mikewoods wrote:How were you able to use the avid mounts without the washers? Looking at mine tonight, if I take out the washers there won't be enough clearance for the rotor - just swapping the calipers looks fine!?

I just unbolted the old calliper and bolted the new one back on using the new bolts supplied
Can take a couple of pics if you need them later
But I had no trouble just to note I have 180 rear and 203 front
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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby mikewoods » Sat Dec 15, 2012 09:21 am

Yeah that's the same set up as mine - so you have used the 'cup and cone' washers that are either side of the calliper?

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby cobba » Sat Dec 15, 2012 14:27 pm

so you have used the 'cup and cone' washers that are either side of the calliper?

You must have missed..........
and did not use any washers from the old brakes


Post some photos so everyone can see what's going on.

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby camerauk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 16:39 pm

Here is my rear brake
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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby mikewoods » Sat Dec 15, 2012 17:18 pm

Can't post a picture because ofthe size limits but I see the difference - mines post mount at the rear! What year is your camber?

Got the breaks on and they are superb!

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby camerauk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 17:25 pm

Mines a 2011 camber expert
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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby cobba » Sun Dec 16, 2012 00:41 am

mikewoods wrote:Can't post a picture because ofthe size limits


Resize them or put them on a photo hosting website like http://www.flickr.com or http://www.photobucket.com and post a link to them.

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby The Rookie » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:14 am

The mounting points on the caliper are different so you need them for Avid and not for Shimano, I did the same when I switched from Avid to Shimano, rmove bolts with washers, fit shimano without and with shorter bolts.....

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby mikewoods » Mon Dec 17, 2012 13:22 pm

Heres my rear caliper mounted the washers but I see now, when taking this pic, that the rotor does not sit high within the caliper - hence why the washers should not be used. Interestingly when I get back to the office CRC have delivered the shimano 180 mount and what do the bolts have - washers! will fit them tonight

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby mikewoods » Mon Dec 17, 2012 21:22 pm

Shimano mounts and bolts now being used - definitely easier alignment with avid stuff! lol

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby cobba » Mon Dec 17, 2012 21:53 pm

mikewoods wrote:Interestingly when I get back to the office CRC have delivered the shimano 180 mount and what do the bolts have - washers!


Those washers go between the bolt head and the caliper, they don't go between the adapter and the caliper.

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Re: XT M785 brake calipers - front & rear interchangeable?

Postby mikewoods » Mon Dec 17, 2012 22:47 pm

Yeah I saw that was the difference, front adapter just had bolts and only the rear came with washers. 5mm Allen for front bolts and 4mm for rear!


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