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Just got my hands on a 09 5 Spot and will be swapping the bits from my HL 5 Spot over.

Quick question on the post mount brake at the back. If I am running a 180mm disc with a Shimano XT brake caliper on the back I will need an adapter. Will it be the same adapter as running a 180mm disc on a post mount fork? I assume it will be.

Can anyone confirm this for me?
 

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It will. I have that exact setup on my bike... an 09 DW Spot. The only "weird" thing is I needed to add very thin washers at the rear where the cailpers attach to the adapter to raise where the brake pads contacted the rotor... it was a hair too low and was rubbing the arms (guess you'd call them arms) of the rotor
 

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idrivefun said:
It will. I have that exact setup on my bike... an 09 DW Spot. The only "weird" thing is I needed to add very thin washers at the rear where the cailpers attach to the adapter to raise where the brake pads contacted the rotor... it was a hair too low and was rubbing the arms (guess you'd call them arms) of the rotor
Thanks.

I have had to space calipers up before (Juicy 5s) because of the same problem on a fork. I will inspect brake pad alignment with rotor when I install!
 

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inzane said:
Thanks.

I have had to space calipers up before (Juicy 5s) because of the same problem on a fork. I will inspect brake pad alignment with rotor when I install!
Glad to hear I'm not alone. Now, do your XT's make a lot of noise?? Mine have sqeaked when braking since after 2 months of use, which was almost one year ago now...
 

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Glad to hear I'm not alone. Now, do your XT's make a lot of noise?? Mine have sqeaked when braking since after 2 months of use, which was almost one year ago now...
Running strictly XT's for years. The metallic pads always gave me problems. Resin pads work the best IMO, and depending on how hard you are on 'em they should last about 6months. They are not as hard on the rotors either.
 

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Mtn. Biker123 said:
Running strictly XT's for years. The metallic pads always gave me problems. Resin pads work the best IMO, and depending on how hard you are on 'em they should last about 6months. They are not as hard on the rotors either.
Thanks 123! I'll try the resin pads if these metalic pads don't shut the frick up :madmax:

Hey, you're from NM right? Anything good near Farmington? My wifes folks live there and we drive there from CA a few times a year.
 

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idrivefun said:
Thanks 123! I'll try the resin pads if these metalic pads don't shut the frick up :madmax:

Hey, you're from NM right? Anything good near Farmington? My wifes folks live there and we drive there from CA a few times a year.
Lots of good stuff near Farmington. Alien Run comes to mind. It''s closer to Bloomfield, though. There is the famous Road Apple Rally course there too. I seem to remember another very popular trail up there, but it escapes me. I'd say if you're coming from CA, you should definitely plan some saddle time in and around Gallup, NM. Some of the best in the state...and the MTB scene is very, very laid back;)

Post up when you have something definitive. End of March and April are probably safe as far as conditions.
 

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idrivefun said:
Glad to hear I'm not alone. Now, do your XT's make a lot of noise?? Mine have sqeaked when braking since after 2 months of use, which was almost one year ago now...
Really quiet actually. I have never had a problem with noise from Shimano brakes.

I am using Vesrah pads in mine. The Juicy's I had were very noisy, and putting Vesrah pads into them made them quieter and gave them a better braking feel...
 
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