There are a few of the BR-RS805 calipers on eBay right now.
1996 HG Factory HT 17" Black w/Red Darts / 1996 HG Factory HT 19" Bass Boat Blue / 1999 Rocket 88 17"
Would those work with the rotors that came with the old Hayes (I think they're 6" / 160mm), or do I need to size down? Also, aside from the BR-RS505 that the OP has used, has anyone had success with SLX / XT / XTR calipers? Thanks!
2000 Homegrown HT Red
I do not know of any SLX, XT or XTR calipers with the flat road mount. The Hayes 6" rotor will work perfectly. These do NOT appear to bolt right on and fit 2000 model Homegrown hardtails, and probably not Sweet Spot frames either.
I'm going to try with these calipers: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/deore-xt-m8100/BR-M8110.html
Also, looking at your pics, it looks like my 2000 may have enough clearance. Either way I'll give it a try, and report back!
Huh. I totally didn't know those existed. Should work fine.
Yikes on the 2000 model though. I am working on an adapter just for those bikes as the seat stay runs lower than the older models (or maybe just on smaller frames?).
Ack, I'm a bit scared now. :/ Here's the angle of my Homegrown... Hopefully that's enough clearance to fit..
Don't be scared. It DOES look like you will have plenty of room. If it doesn't fit, just send it back for a full refund.
It fits.... don't use the button style bolts....
Both my 2000s have a clamshell mount. It won't permit any rotation. I tried two bricks and with a 180 or 200 rotor it may work.
2015 Yeti SB6C Enduro 1998 17" S-20 Bass Boat Orange 1998 19" S-20 Bass Boat Orange 2001 19" Moab 3 disc Yellow 2000 19" HG Factory Anodized black Hayes 22
If you're certain the 180mm rotor clears the frame then I can make a single piece adapter that stacks up like that.
Update, I was able to fit my XT calipers on, but required a bit of filing on both the chainstay and the actual bracket to get it to sit flush, and also be at the right angle.
Flat adapter worked on 180mm rotor ..
Thanks for the info and the pics!! I'll get a couple made out of stainless steel and gold plated right away!! If you don't like the gold plating you can always paint them black. The gold will be similar to the color you see here.
@bikeeric, if you're getting those printed from the same place I do, (and I bet you are) that gold plating comes off easily with some Barkeeper's Friend. This was an unfortunate, untintentional lesson for me.
Thanks!!! Let me know if u need more $$
They can just be silver - the second bike is black and red.
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