Evolution Adaptors

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by Jos, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Jos

    Jos I'd hit it!

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    Evolution V-to-Magura Adaptors

    Are those any good?
     
  2. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    not in my opinion. If you have a v-brake mount frame you're best off just using v-brakes.
     

  3. nidoss

    nidoss Guest

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    Id agree with Bill
     
  4. Ross

    Ross New Member

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    I also agree, and I have had first hand experience with these adaptors.
     
  5. Gaps720

    Gaps720 Guest

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    yeah they suck... i got em.
     
  6. tomacropod

    tomacropod Rum Pig

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    I've had first hand experience with adaptors both ways on many frames and my resounding opinion is YES !

    to manufacturer-intended brakes. Use what mounts you got with the right brakes. You will lose all other advantages of the "other" type if you use an adapter.

    - Joel
     
  7. Jos

    Jos I'd hit it!

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    Now, did you guys use the adapters with boosters?



    There's a Brisa i'm looking at, and the guy has the adaptors on the bike, with HS33's on. I'm skeptical... I like the bike, but... adaptors seem sketchy to me. I can always switch to V's, but to have magura power would be nice.
     
  8. Jos

    Jos I'd hit it!

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    so they are good?
     
  9. unlimits

    unlimits New Member

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    People say the evolution adaptor doesn't work as well as a dedicated 4-bolt mounts and it's hard to set up. I wanted to put hs-33 with evolution adaptors but everything is expensive and people complain about the adaptor and if they leak... so i bought a decent v-brakes kit and works ok...
     
  10. Gargamel

    Gargamel Jakabok

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    They will do the job, im running maguras on v.mount and i have no problem. I tryed some Vs i had laying around and switched back to the maguras. They are a bit hard to set-up and in my opinion, you should use a booster if your running maguras on v.mount.
     
  11. Jos

    Jos I'd hit it!

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    Magura does make the Evolution adaptor though... so if a warranty issue came up, they'd have to take care of it right? both brake and adaptor are their products.
     
  12. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    I always had a booster on my magura with evo adapters. Its not that the adapters make the brakes that much worse than if you were using 4bolt mounts, its mostly that they're a pain in the butt to use. Also, the "power" of the magura is a myth. Sure, they're powerful... but no more powerful than a v-brake, and in my opinion, they're probably slightly less powerful. If theres anything you should be skeptical about about the Brisa, its the geometry and how horrible they feel compared to a more "modern" frame like an echo or koxx.
     
  13. Jos

    Jos I'd hit it!

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    understood, but i just want a trials/street bike to screw around on. I don't care for those comp style bikes. Sure they look cool, but they're rather unsuitable for the kind of riding i will be doing.
     
  14. stocktrials

    stocktrials Mitch.

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    i used them for about a year before I went to 4-bolt. I just ran the std Magura booster plus a v-brake booster aswell (longer bolts etc). While Evo adaptors aren't as easy to set up, if thats what you got then yes, they work fine.
     
  15. Mehukatti

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    yes it's a bit more difficult to set up maguras on vee mounts w/ evolution adapters, but when you have the skill, you can set them up perfectly.