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Is there such a thing? I'd may be convinced to try another (gulp) manitou fork IF I could mount my superb Magura Martas on them... if not, fuhgetaboutit!

Searched the board and a little on the web with no luck....
 

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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.
 

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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.
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!

Worst case scenario is using v-brakes or an old hayes hfx-9, both of which are acceptable too I guess.
 

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Been there, done that...

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. :rolleyes:

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.
 

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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. :rolleyes:

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.
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!
 
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