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meow
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I just came into posession of one Kona Unit :D . Lots of fun!!!! However, the brakes on it are Avid SD 5's, and the rear brake arms are very close to the tire and wheel, making adjustments a beatch. I'll replace them with rim brakes and am looking for any suggestions of brands and models that work well on the set up. And don't say "go discs!"

Thanks!
 

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meow
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Hmmm...the spacers on these do seem thicker than the ones on the Ultimates I have on the full suspension. Are thinner spacers available? Now I'm thinking about going to discs....hmmmm. I said discs! :eek:
 

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from the east
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Spacing.

As others have said, I too think your pad spacing is off. Easy to fix. Take a look at the manual for your brakes:

http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/single-digit-5-install.pdf

If that's your problem, you'll be off and running in 5-10 minutes. Just make sure to adjust the pads properly after switching the spacers. (This is also covered in manual.)

eric.
 

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meow
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Thanks BR for the spacer advice. It helped some. I made all the appropriate adjustments, but still had to let the cable out some to get the proper spacing.
 
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