Help. The spacing on the brake bosses on my old Accutrax fork is huge. My XTR V brakes are too far apart and look more like an upside down V. Are there any other brakes that would have a much wider adjustability?
Mucho thank -- Doss
If you want to get adventerous you take the brake pad holder, remove the pad and pull the threaded post out, then find a longer replacement bolt (you might have to "modify" the head depending on what you find). Then it would be a matter of adding spacers to make up for the added length. Just a thought.
Older Yeti forks/frames hide wide boss spacing. You used to see this in particular on the Ultimate frames. When Answer got the production rights to the Accutrax fork, one of the revisions was the spacing of the brake bosses. The only Vs that'd fit the wide spaced forks/frames are the ones which use studded brake pads (like cantilever brakes). This limits you to the really cheap ones (low end shimano and so tektros and C-stars) or to really high end stuff like Avid Tri-Align 3s.
Find a brake pad that is thicker than the stock shimano one. IIRC, I used some WTB dual compound pads in XTR holders that required loosening the cable anchor because the WTB pads were thicker. Not sure if there are any aftermarket pads that are thicker - Kool Stop? I'm sure the combination of suggestions will get your brakes to be properly spaced out.
you may be able to add some spacers on the inboard side and still have enough threads for the posts left I did this myself on my croll. I also used some thicker pads also wtb (razerblades) those might be hard to find though.
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