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BB7s come....

with the adapters for front and rear IS mounts, and the CPS washer stacks, as well as the rotors. This makes a complete brake system. No respectable shop (which bluesky is) would sell a package like that without the complete brake. Just order the brake kit, you should get everything you need to install the brakes.

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Hi porsche11,

I recently ordered the exact same kit from BlueSky. Mine came with the CPS hardware and brackets. I think that kit is a good buy. The only difference is I asked them to swap out the included cables for a set of Jagwire Ripcords (I paid the difference, of course).

I installed this kit to my 2010 Fisher Mamba just fine. :) All I needed aside from this were centerlock adapters because I have M65 hubs. Hope this helps.
 

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Agreed, I am using the Shimano CenterLock-6 Bolt adapters on my Wahoo Disc.
Are you using the Roundagon rotors static_mass?
 

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I went for the G2 rotors personally. I was torn between them and the Roundagons... it looks like pros/cons either way. I bet the Roundagons stop a little bit better when they're not hot, but the G2's just look like they should run a little cooler. I'll take a little less bite if it gives more consistency and the ability to go down hills better. I dunno, we'll see how they do. I haven't taken them out for a ride yet.

I used the Shimano adapters, too. They seem pretty solid so far. Like I said I haven't tried it live, but just with my bare hands I cannot feel any play in the rotors. They're locked in solid.
 

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Did you use a torque wrench on the shimano adapters? I hear some people strip the threads trying to get 40in-lbs of torque on them. Just wondering if they went on smoothly for you.
 

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gsxunv04 said:
Did you use a torque wrench on the shimano adapters? I hear some people strip the threads trying to get 40in-lbs of torque on them. Just wondering if they went on smoothly for you.
Nah I hand tightened them. Not the best option, but I do have a torque wrench now! :blush:

Here's my experience: the outer threads that mate with the hub will not strip too easily. Instead, they will skip and make a clicking noise just like a car's gas cap does when you've turned it too far. If you start to feel that, stop :) Don't jump the threads too much or they might start to strip.

The inner "threads" (actually splines) where the centerlock tool mates with the adapter are easily stripped. Make sure your tool is set fully and doesn't come off while you're applying torque and you'll be fine.
 

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static_mass said:
The inner "threads" (actually splines) where the centerlock tool mates with the adapter are easily stripped. Make sure your tool is set fully and doesn't come off while you're applying torque and you'll be fine.
What tool?
 

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That's only if you're trying to remove the rear cassette. In that case, you need a chain whip to hold it from spinning while you loosen the lock ring. For the disc you don't need that.

Here's a really good video that explains that. Around 1:00 he shows you what the chain whip is for:
 

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update with new brakes

A couple of folks here were looking at a very similar setup to what I just installed: BB7 with Speed Dial 7 levers, G2 discs (160mm), 6-bolt to centerlock adapters. I just wanted to give a quick update for those that are still on the fence about ordering the kit. I had a chance to take the bike out for an easy ride today on relatively flat gravel. My goal was to just bed the brakes in and see how they do before hitting an actual trail. At first they did not seem to bite and I was worried that they were no better (or maybe even worse) than what I had. I kept trying to use them once in a while, speeding up, ripping the brakes, etc. By the end of the ride they really started to show their worth.

At least on gravel road, they work great and seem to lock up solid with a good handful of the lever. I had no problems, and the centerlock adapters seem to do their job well. When I get a chance to hit the trails I'll try to post back, but I think this combination will be OK if anyone else is thinking of running it. The price is really good.

So far, so happy. :)
 

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static_mass said:
A couple of folks here were looking at a very similar setup to what I just installed: BB7 with Speed Dial 7 levers, G2 discs (160mm), 6-bolt to centerlock adapters. I just wanted to give a quick update for those that are still on the fence about ordering the kit. I had a chance to take the bike out for an easy ride today on relatively flat gravel. My goal was to just bed the brakes in and see how they do before hitting an actual trail. At first they did not seem to bite and I was worried that they were no better (or maybe even worse) than what I had. I kept trying to use them once in a while, speeding up, ripping the brakes, etc. By the end of the ride they really started to show their worth.

At least on gravel road, they work great and seem to lock up solid with a good handful of the lever. I had no problems, and the centerlock adapters seem to do their job well. When I get a chance to hit the trails I'll try to post back, but I think this combination will be OK if anyone else is thinking of running it. The price is really good.

So far, so happy. :)
Hey sounds good man,

I just received the same brake kit as you. I am currently running my 06 stock Wahoo setup with 160mm rotors which are 6 bolt. It should mount right up without any adaptors correct? Thanks for your help I'm new to the mountain biking modifications. Peace
 
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