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Old 08-10-22, 07:35 AM
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Bridgestone XO-2 1993

Hi all, does anyone know the distance between the canti posts on the fork of a 1993 Bridgestone XO-2? From reading through past threads it sounds like the spacing between the posts on the forks of older touring bikes was narrower than the standard, contemporary width and that this can cause compatibility issues with newer components (such as mini-v brakes or front racks that mount onto the canti bosses). Wondering if the 1993 XO-2 is closer to the wider, modern standard (77-85mm) or the narrower, older standard (55-65mm). I believe the measurement is taken from center to center of the two posts. Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-10-22, 11:53 PM
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The Bridgestone catalogs are online somewhere; rivbike.com? I’m sure you can google it. Good luck and be sure to post pics! 🙂
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
The Bridgestone catalogs are online somewhere; rivbike.com? Iím sure you can google it. Good luck and be sure to post pics! 🙂
Cant say Iíve ever seen cantilever post spacing in a catalog for any manufacturer, ever. Have you?

I donít have a 93 XO-2, but I do have a 92 XO-2. Spacing on the fork is 80mm, 83mm on the rear stays. I canít imagine they wouldíve gone back to the old spacing the next year so probably fair to assume itís the modern spacing.
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Originally Posted by fliplap View Post
Cant say Iíve ever seen cantilever post spacing in a catalog for any manufacturer, ever. Have you?

I donít have a 93 XO-2, but I do have a 92 XO-2. Spacing on the fork is 80mm, 83mm on the rear stays. I canít imagine they wouldíve gone back to the old spacing the next year so probably fair to assume itís the modern spacing.
Probably not, but you can never tell with Grant.
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Probably best to post this question over in the iBOB Google group.
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i happen to have a bridgestone 1993 XO-2 - took some measurements for you
fork 64mm
rear 85mm

also have a 1992 XO-2 and got these measurements
fork 80mm
rear 88mm

i was surprised to see the frame / fork changed quite a bit from 1992 to 1993

photos might be slightly off - had a hard time getting a good photo while holding the ruler perfect center to center. but my typed out info above is dead on center to center

hope that helps !



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