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    Fork breaking with 185mm

    Anyone ever heard of a fork breaking with 185mm rotors? I have a dart 2 fork, 100mm, and I want to put a 185 instead of my 160mm on there. The company says it doesn't "recommend" anything larger. So, has anyone ever had a problem or heard of one?

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    I would think the issue would be that those spindly 28mm uppers might flex a bit too much with a 185mm rotor...but that can often depend on the power of the caliper. A cheap mechanical probably would not create enough force to do much, where as a solid Hydro (or Avid BB7) could generate too much force.

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    Well I have Juicy 7's lol

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    Your brakes far exceed your forks...wouldn't do it

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    Okay, thanks. :-)

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    I've seen old Fox forks crack at the dropouts or disc tabs when fitted with larger rotors. And I've seen some cracked dropouts on the Darts just from "hard" riding. Don't do it.

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