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    opinions on 6" front 8" rear

    Wanted to get some opinions on this. I'm running XT quad piston with 6" front and rear. I've got a QR front fork and don't really want to put 8" up front. So, I was thinking if it's worthwhile to upgrade just the rear to an 8".

    Will it be a noticeable/useful difference?

    Thanks in advance.

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    It'll work fine.

    But it goes against the grain of conventional wisdom.

    Most of the effective braking is done up front where the bike first contacts the ground.

    I run 180 front & 160 rear and still find that I can lock up the rear at times more easily than I'd like.
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    questionable...

    Adding weight without raising performance level, + what The Squeaky Wheel said; just no need. 75% of braking power come from your front brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashayk
    Wanted to get some opinions on this. I'm running XT quad piston with 6" front and rear. I've got a QR front fork and don't really want to put 8" up front. So, I was thinking if it's worthwhile to upgrade just the rear to an 8".

    Will it be a noticeable/useful difference?

    Thanks in advance.
    Yup, makes sense. Thanks for the feedback.

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