I'm about to take the plunge into the world of discs - mostly because I eventually want to go with a 5" travel frame and V's won't be an option. I've spent most of the day sifting through everyones' opinions and I think I've narrowed down my choices to the juicy 7s, however I could probably be swayed by a solid argument.
I was initially interested in the Hayes because I didn't know any better, then I turned my attention to the Hope Minis but the whole adapter thing discouraged me a bit. I know the Avids have the potential for some real set up headaches but I'm pretty "detail oriented" so maybe I'll get lucky. I know the squealing will drive me nuts so I will probably go with some Galfer rotors and pads. And I'm kind of a whore for anything that's finely machined so I'll probably end up with Dangerboy levers too.
The main reason I think I would like to go with the 7s is for the reach adjustment. I don't have very large hands and they fatigue easily. I have always liked shorty levers really close to the bar and the whole reach thing still concerns me.
OK, now the questions... Am I correct in assuming that the Juicy 7s will mount to a 2001 Superlight frame (and eventually a 2007 Blur LT) without any adapters? And likewise to a 2000 Marzocchi Z1 CR and eventually a 2006 Marzocchi AM SL. I'm still not clear which is the IS; 51mm or 74mm?
This next question will probably rase some debate. I weigh 145lbs and I like to go fast, but I'm not a downhiller or a freerider. Do I need a 185mm rotor on the front? Better yet, is there any reason not to? I don't know which way to go on this one. A little bit overkill is OK with me, but if it's totally pointless then why bother.
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