Difference between BB7 disc kit - Front or Rear ??

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Difference between BB7 disc kit - Front or Rear ??

Postby MichaelB » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:50 pm

Based on my road conversion :mrgreen: a work mate is considering doing the same to his MTB.

He will need a fork (no dramas), hub & spokes (again, no dramas), but a quick scan on fleabay shows that you can either get a Fr & rear kit (no use for the rear) or a Rear BB7 specific

What stops this being mounted on the front - the mount only ?
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by BNA » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:07 pm

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Re: Difference between BB7 disc kit - Front or Rear ??

Postby Nobody » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:07 pm

I believe you just need a different adaptor mount for the front.

It seems strange that any should be advertised as front or rear as the 185 I bought from CRC came in a box marked "front/rear". It came with a front 185 post mount, a front 185 IS mount and a 185 IS rear mount. Maybe it is some kind of ex-OEM.
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Re: Difference between BB7 disc kit - Front or Rear ??

Postby MichaelB » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:34 pm

Cheers.

The Wiggle version is marked "Front/Rear" but some are marked Rear only.

Thanks for the feedback, it's what I thought the difference was.
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Re: Difference between BB7 disc kit - Front or Rear ??

Postby Anakist » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:59 pm

The difference is the adapter. IIRC the adapter that comes with it will fit a 160mm front, 140mm rear or something similar. If you have any adapters, grab whatever kit is cheapest. If not, ebay an appropriate adapter too.

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Re: Difference between BB7 disc kit - Front or Rear ??

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:19 pm

As of 2009 Avid made all BB7 brake kits universal fitting as they all contain 2 adaptors one for the front and one for the rear in a box kit for a given rotor diameter but make sure when making a purchase that it is a 2009 version to gain this extra mount other wise read the details to ensure you get the correct kit or buy a rear kit and buy a front mount separately.

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