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Titanium bolts for road disc calipers?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 am
by kode54
Has anyone replaced the standard bots that come with the road calipers? Either post- or flat-mount calipers, the bolts that comes with the calipers have ridges and washers on them. This is so you can install the plastic stop lever on the bolt to prevent it from working it’s way loose.

But if you use blue Loctite on the threads, this should keep it together, right?

Titanium bolts for road disc calipers?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 am
by Weenie

Re: Titanium bolts for road disc calipers?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:36 am
by TobinHatesYou
SRAM Red/eTap HRD calipers come with titanium bolts.

Re: Titanium bolts for road disc calipers?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:42 am
by kode54
All the Shimano caliper bolts seem like specific bolts just for calipers. Flat-mount bolts are also different but all are heavier steel bolts.

Re: Titanium bolts for road disc calipers?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:12 am
by TobinHatesYou
Don't overthink this. You can use steel or titanium, button or socket cap bolts. The important thing is to use the washer to protect the frame/fork around the mount. Some blue Loctite for insurance is fine.

Re: Titanium bolts for road disc calipers?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:33 pm
by kode54
great. thx Tobin.

yes...use washers so the caliper stays put when tightening the bolt down.