Thanks! I'll go rap with the boys at the local shop then..... and maybe order that cheap-o manitou SPV/Skareb fork that Jenson is clearing out!Speedüb Nate said:What I've seen is a Shimano adapter (SA-MA-F170S/P, QBP p/n BR8489) that converts 74mm post mounts to 51mm IS mounts.
However, for a 160mm caliper, it requires the use of a 170mm caliper, which Shimano conveniently sells (QBP p/n BR8481).
I can't say absolutely, positively that this will work with your Marta, but it's pretty certain.
Awsome info.! I happen to have the King ISO hubs, and a Skareb SPV fork coming in the mail. I think for drier race conditions I'll run my Avid SD7's, and for wetter/nastier races or general riding look at getting the Magura Marta in the post mount version..... until then I can use the ole trusty HFX-9 on the front as needed. Sounds like the big rotor & adapter would be a last resort type set-up, thanks again for the feedback!Homebrew said:I just went through this recently when I moved from a Fox to a Minute. I discussed it thoroughly with Jimi at Magura. Here are the options:
1. PM-->IS adapter. Needs 180mm rotor.
2. New Marta PM caliper. Comes with new pads.
3. Sell your brake(s) and get new ones with PM front.
I wasn't sure how I was going to like the Minute so I opted for the cheapest option, #1. Well it turns out the King/Minute/180mm rotor wasn't a good one. With the King ISO hub, the rotor came too close to the post mount on the fork leg.
I decided I like the Minute so then I opted a more permanent solution, #3, going with a MCM deal for the new Magura Louise XCs. I'm all set now.
The PM adapter is a bit of a kludge. A 180mm rotor and adapter add quite a bit a weight and make the normally svelte Marta a bit of a porker. If you want to do it right, the latter two options are much better.