This is when I started to wonder about this Airkewld kit. There's about 3mm of space between the caliper and the rotor. Not ideal but not the end of the world, right?
I just can't quite wrap my head around 'tight tolerance' on one side and 'a stack of hardware store washers' on the other side.
The bolts that are provided are to be mounted in such a way that washers are used to keep the bolt from being driven in too far (and striking the brake rotor).
I'm still thinking that this 'might' be okay. We're talking about a braking system here and the fewer number of Mickey Mouse adjustments the better, in my opinion.
I'm irritated at this point...A $900 brake kit that's mounted with a handful of washers. What the fuck? If this was a $50 lesson, no shits would be given, but that's not the situation.
The hardware they provided doesn't fucking fit the brake caliper. Yes, I can drill the holes out but that's not the point. Why didn't they design the fucking thing to go together properly?
If you're going to sell a product for a premium price, make sure your shit works and all of the pieces fit together properly.
I'm really starting to wonder if I should simply exit this hobby. Sell all of this shit off and go back to mountain biking. I'm getting really tired of spending so much time accomplishing so little while enjoying nearly nothing in the process.