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  • Raiser Block for 185mm Discs

     Kevy D updated 11 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • Kevy D

    4 September 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Hi all,

    I’ve just invested in some Avid Elixir-R Brakes for my Spec Hardrock, rears all fitted no probs on a 160mm disc, but the fronts have a 185mm disc, which I’ve fitted to the wheel etc.

    My question is, do 185mm discs just have a single “raiser block” (not sure of the proper name) for the caliper to sit at the correct height? I received one with no holes in the side to attach to my forks, but it seems to be the correct height if I “add it on” to my existing block from my 160mm setup.

    They seem to work ok so far, but it looks a bit “D.I.Y” having a block on a block, lol. I don’t want them to give way or something and chuck me over the bars.

    Can anyone shed any light? I can chuck a picture up when I get home if needed (my powers of explanation aren’t the best).


  • SeanO

    4 September 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Sounds like you need an adaptor.

    Picture would help though 😉

  • konastinky888

    5 September 2009 at 8:33 am

    right, its these brakes with a 185mm disc.

    *no adaptor pictured*

    so what forks have you got? you need to know whther they are IS or post mount forks.

    if they are IS mount (probable) then you need this adaptor:

    if they are post mount, then its this one:

    one should have come in the box? ive had mounts included with every set ive ever bought. sometimes had to specify which ones though i think…

    just in case its helpfull, heres a pic showing the differences between IS & post mounts.

  • Kevy D

    5 September 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Big help boys, that’s my problem sorted straight away.

    Massive thanks!


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