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    160mm > 185mm rear rotor

    Another dumb thread for your Monday evening.

    SC Blur LT2, rear rotor is currently 160mm. Looking at upgrading to 185mm. Centre lock rotors, not that it matters. Brake fade down long descents, in case your wondering. No I won't be putting an 8" on the front :P

    The new rotor can essentially be swapped right in after changing the adaptor to this, yes?

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    In a word, yes

    That's the correct adaptor, provided there are no clearance issues with using the larger rotor with the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwolfie
    Another dumb thread for your Monday evening.

    SC Blur LT2, rear rotor is currently 160mm. Looking at upgrading to 185mm. Centre lock rotors, not that it matters. Brake fade down long descents, in case your wondering. No I won't be putting an 8" on the front :P

    The new rotor can essentially be swapped right in after changing the adaptor to this, yes?

    Go for it but I would look at how you are braking...

    probably dragging the rear all the way down.....that ain't the right way.

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    How much do you weigh?

    So, you'll have 185mm rotors front and rear?
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    will fit fine. i run 185 203

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    I'm about 80kg, 176lbs or thereabouts. Will have 185mm front & rear then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffscott
    Go for it but I would look at how you are braking...

    probably dragging the rear all the way down.....that ain't the right way.
    It is when your pretty much riding fast DH tracks

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    I used to have 160mm rotor rear without any problem. I just replaced brakes, but now run 185mm rear, and I find that I'm skidding more than on the 160. I would keep the 160mm, but braking habits might have different results.

    My previous brake was a Magura Louise BAT, and replaced it for Elixir R. Both brakes are good, and both are powerfull. It just is that I think that 180 rear is too much (except maybe for DH). I'm 230lbs, more or less.

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