help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

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help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby 02GF74 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:01 am

I am struggling to find an IS callliper to post fork disc adapter, for 160 mm disc - anybody out here know where I can get one?
:?:

..... or am I being stupid in that an post calliper to IS fork mount dapater will fit?????

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby Greer_ » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:07 am

Superstar Components will have it.

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby cobba » Sat Jan 05, 2013 15:50 pm

KCNC is the only company that I know of that makes a 160mm adapter of the type that you need.

http://clee-cycles.co.uk/esite/P1043/product

*Not all IS calipers will work with this adapter.
*This adapter won't work with all PM forks.

An adapter for fitting a PM caliper to a IS fork can't be used to fit a IS caliper on a PM fork.

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby Greer_ » Sat Jan 05, 2013 16:04 pm

Greer_ wrote:Superstar Components will have it.


Ahh maybe not, I just checked and they don't!

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby The Rookie » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:32 pm

A2Z did one I believe.....

Rather a waste though, for a 160mm disc a pm mount needs no adaptor so is the most rigid and lightest option....

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby 02GF74 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:40 pm

The Beginner wrote:A2Z did one I believe.....

Rather a waste though, for a 160mm disc a pm mount needs no adaptor so is the most rigid and lightest option....


indeed so except my fork is post but calliper is IS.

Presently I am using a magura adapter but with 180 mm disc - I was hoping to downsize to 160 but it may not be physically possible to do.


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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby cooldad » Sat Jan 05, 2013 19:20 pm

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby cobba » Sun Jan 06, 2013 02:38 am

The Beginner wrote:A2Z did one I believe.....


The A2Z adapter is a 180mm adapter, Ashima, Hope, Shimano and Magura also make/made this adapter in the 180mm size.
Shimano also made this type of adapter in the 170mm size but KCNC is the company that makes a 160mm adapter.

02GF74 wrote:Presently I am using a magura adapter but with 180 mm disc - I was hoping to downsize to 160 but it may not be physically possible to do.


Here's a couple of photos of this adapter on different forks:
160mm adapter + 180mm Caliper + 180mm Rotor
160mm adapter + 160mm Caliper + 160mm Rotor

The 160mm adapter won't work on forks with a short bottom post mount like this, with a thick/wide bottom post mount like this or with two short post mounts like this.
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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby 02GF74 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 09:29 am

thank you - that was extremely helpful. :wink:

I found out that Shimano do a IS (calliper) to post (fork) adatper for 160 calliper to run 180 mm disc .... close but not quite.
Also as you point out, KCNC make 3 similar adapters that allow 160 calliper to run with 160 mm, 180 mm and 203 mm discs. The 160 adapter will not work with some callipers and some forks.

The second photo for 160 mm disc is close to my set up - Fox fork and XTR calliper so it should work..... only downside it is red but I'll have to live with the colour clash.

(I am on the hunt for an m975 post calliper, as usual there are plenty of IS mount for sale but none post - later callipers are no good due to different colour)

if anyoby wants to swap an XTR m975 160 IS front calliper for a post mount then PM me.,

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby cobba » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:42 pm

02GF74 wrote:..... only downside it is red but I'll have to live with the colour clash.


It wouldn't take long to get rid of that red anodized finish turn it into a silver adapter with some wet and dry sandpaper or a metal buffing wheel.

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby 02GF74 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 22:09 pm

it ain't gonna happen - fitted 160 disc and the calliper would need some metal filed off the lugs in order to fit in the gap between the posts.

so for now, will run with 180 mm disc until such time as I can get my hand on post mount calliper.

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Re: help find me IS calliper to post fork adapter

Postby The Rookie » Tue Jan 08, 2013 08:26 am

I have an M965 PM caliper spare, it's Banjo fitting though which would mean a new hose (or connector), internals wise it is the same as the 975.....


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