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Lots of people seem to be asking these questions in multiple threads- maybe this could be a sticky for a while?

Q: What is the required hub/brake setup on the Enabler?
A: The Enabler is designed to use a standard 135 mm spaced, 10 mm axle rear hub (cassette, single speed, ect) and a standard front IS mount disc brake*.

Q: Can I use a 135 mm spaced FRONT hub (Paul, Fatback/Hadley) in an Enabler fork?
A: No. The brake rotor will be too close to the IS disc tab, and the 9 mm axle ends will be too loose in the Enabler's 10 mm dropout slots. Modifications could be made to make it work, however.

*A word on IS mount dimensions.
For the most part, most "front" and "rear" brake calipers are identical. Front and rear caliper adapters, however, are different dimensions, because the IS radial dimensions are different front to rear.
The IS axial dimensions (distance from IS mounting tab to the rotor mounting surface of hub) are the same front to rear. However, the IS dimensions from the axle end/dropout surface (not the IS tab) to the rotor mounting surface of the hub is 10 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear. This is why a 135 mm spaced front hub won't work in an Enabler; the brake rotor will be 5mm too close to the fork's IS tab.
 

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Done. Not sure that many people look there before posting, thought. I thought having this as a sticky might avoid having four different threads addressing the same topic, which is what we have right now.
 
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