So I'm now officially one of the family! I just acquired a 1998 HG Factory Suspension XT (Sweet Spot) frame. Rear shock is a DT Swiss SSD 210L. I acquired the fork pictured previously (a 2003/04 RS SID Race).
I think my next focus is sorting out what brakes and/or brake + adapter combo work with the Sweet Spot rear swing-arm. Here is my list so far:
- Hayes 22mm caliper, no adapter needed - not clear on specific Hayes brake model names
- Flat mount caliper + flat mount adapter - bikeric on this forum is not responding to his thread or PMs, so it seems the source of these has disappeared. I'm considering what I would need to do to make my own with 1/4" aluminum plate.
- Magura Louise brake + A2Z AD-PMR adapter - I saw a picture of this setup on a Sweet Spot and appeared to just barely fit with no modifications. I don't know if the Magura Marta SL caliper has a similar body size to the Louise or not.
I've seen other images of calipers + adapters on various HGs, but I'm trying to zero in on Sweet Spot frames. I'm still trying to do image searches to see what I can visually confirm to work. If anyone has a known caliper + adapter combo that they know works on a Sweet Spot, I would appreciate the info!