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After opening a new pair of Elixir (the rear brake islack, the front is silver....:rolleyes: ) I saw that the front brake had the 203mm adapter for IS, and I have a PM fork. I have a spare adapter for Shimano 8 inch rotor, can I use that, or do I need to use an Avid adapter?
 

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Thanks... silly question number two....

I've heard that most of the problems with the elixirs are because of the rotors, could I use the Magura Ventidiscs with the Elixir calipers and the cleansweep on the magura calipers? Would it matter or would it be like looking for the cat fifth leg?
 

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That's a good question which I asked two of the bigger LBS's in my area.

The first one I asked said, yes, Avid and Shimano adapters are interchangable.

The second shop that they are not interchangable. It's a different design.

I took the advice of the second shop and purchased a Shimano adapter for my Shimano brakes...
 

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You can use the Shimano adapters without issue. Been using them with both BB7's and Juicy 7's for over 3 years without issue. Elixers are no different.

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Avid 160 adapters and the 203 adapters are interchangeable with Shimano. The 185mm brackets are not. Avid is the only brake system that uses a 185mm rotor.
 

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You can use the Shimano adapters without issue. Been using them with both BB7's and Juicy 7's for over 3 years without issue. Elixers are no different.

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Avid 160 adapters and the 203 adapters are interchangeable with Shimano. The 185mm brackets are not. Avid is the only brake system that uses a 185mm rotor.
Take out the unnecessary alignment hardware and you are good on a 180 rotor. That hardware is nice for manufactures that can't seem to make parts right. Completely pointless for the other 98% of builders.
 
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