Specialized Disc Brake Adapter Extras

Specialized Disc Brake Adapter Extras 

DESCRIPTION

Innovative design evenly distributes brake loads from the weaker dropout area across the longer and stronger "leverage arm" of the seat stays.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 04, 2001]
Dustin Smith
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

very light and smooth looking and rigid

Weakness:

a bit big looking and I got a stupid greenish gray color I'll have to paint it black. Also it didn't fit my FSR 00' I had to take a good 5mm of material out for it to fit. this could be a problem

overall a good idea that more bike Co's should have for thier bike line.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 30, 2001]
Nand
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

pupose designed

Weakness:

large nprofile

well designed, there is a 50g weight penalty but rigidity
is more important. the contoured shape suggests well thought out stress management and weight control. Having
a frame with disc mounts on the stays would be ideal, but
if you missed out, these are do save the day. I do think they could have improved on the Home-Depot looking bolts, though.

Nand

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 06, 2004]
Glenn
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Saves buying a new frame with is mounts.

Weakness:

A pig to set up.

As i say, a pig to set up. If installed normally (as specialized suggests), the nut/bolt on the swing arm connecting the seat and chain stay together, rubs on the rotor. The only way to rectify this is to shave down the nut/bolt head, install a washer to space the hub from the dropout (thus pushing the wheel slightly off center) and install another washer between the dropout and bracket, phew!!!! This allows the brake caliper to line up with the rotor and the nut to remain free from the rotor under load, the only issue is your chain line and possible rubbing of the front deraillure in crossed gears.
Overall a good product but, requires some dicking around to get right, thus 4 flaming turds.

Similar Products Used:

Na

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 24, 2002]
SCUBAPRO
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Price, fits like a glove, well designed, rigid enough, and easy to install.

Weakness:

none

It works, since it is designed and built by the bike manufacturer-it fits like it came with the bike, buy this if you want to upgrade to disc brakes. The price is also wery reasonable.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 27, 2002]
Ian (in Chamonix)
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Converts non rear disc mounts to mounts clearly

Weakness:

flexible as hell, not that well designed

This is what you need if you have a 2000 series frame or before. It's a shame to have to change the frame in order to get the disc mounts so use this.

However, three things.
One - it's not that well designed, so there are problems with clearance around the rear hub that will require a file to sort out.
Two - it's flexible as hell, so you have to be super careful mounting the rear disc as the thing will flex as you sit on the bike and mess up your disc/pad clearances (this is not unique to any frame and few are well machined in this respect, whether the mounts are original or by way of converter)...
Three - be SUPER careful which "small" stud you use. For some totally bizare reason, Specialixed use two different THREAD PATTERNS for the inside of their brake bosses, depending on your exact frame. Using the wrong one will bring out all the threads.....why would these ever differ I ask you?

Other than that, it works. It saves you paying over $300 more for identical frame for the next year (and there are no differences once you have the BETD link and bearing kit mounted - which is better than the Spec one anyway). But not that well designed all in. Far better on the other hand, than the A2Z - which is just a nightmare to align correctly and prevents easy removal of rear wheel.

Similar Products Used:

A2Z converter

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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