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Compatibility of disc brakes
Fixing the brake caliper to frame and forks
Fixing the brake disc to the hub
This standard is used by the majority of manufacturers. The brake disc is fixed to the hub body by six bolts.
This standard is used by Avid and Shimano. The brake disc is fixed at its centre to the hub. The brake disc is pushed onto a cog and then tightened up using a lock ring. By using an adapter you can use Centerlock hubs with six-hole fixing.
Conventional brake disc sizes
6“ (160mm), 7“ (185mm) 8“ (203mm)
Normally used by Avid.
160mm, 180mm, 203mm
Normally used by Formula, Magura and Shimano
You can use larger brake discs with both American and European sizes if you fit an appropriate adapter. If you opt to use an adapter, one speaks of the so-called Postmount. If the caliper is fitted without an adapter, one speaks of the so-called Direct Mount.
Brake caliper mounts on the rear triangles of Canyon Bikes
6" Postmount: Nerve series, Lux CF 29", Grand Canyon AL and CF series
7" Postmount: Spectral AL, New Torque series 2010, Torque EX and DHX, Strive series, Torque FRX Serie from 2012
IS2000: Inlite AL, Lux MR, Torque ES and FRX series until 2011, Stitched series and Yellowstone series
Larger brake discs can also be fitted to the suspension fork with both American and European sizes.
Attention:Ensure when fitting that the fork is approved for use with the relevant brake disc diameter. Failure to do so could result in damage to the fork!
Brake disc diameters for Canyon Bikes
Our bikes are approved for use only with brake disc diameters which are factory fitted.
Maximum recommended brake disc diameter for suspension forks and international standard
FOX forks with 32mm stanchions:
upto 203mm, 6“ Postmount
FOX forks with 36mm stanchions:
upto 205mm, 6“ Postmount
from 200mm to 225mm, special IS2000 for 8“
Marzocchi 66 RCV:
210mm, 8“ Postmount
Magura all forks:
upto 210mm, Durin have 6“ Postmount
Rock Shox Totem:
upto 210mm, 8” Postmount
Revelation, Reba, Recon, Tora:
upto 210mm, 6” Postmount
upto 160mm, 6“ Postmount
SID World Cup:
upto 185mm, IS2000