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    Rotor size - in you opinion question

    I just installed a Stroker Trail on the front of my bike (waiting for the rear to arrive) with a 180mm rotor. I've done about 15-20 stops from a jogging pace and maybe 5 fast dowhnhill stops (100m long) so far and I've found that I can do a stoppie with one finger with only moderate effort. I'm pretty sure they aren't completely bed in yet. I was planning on putting a 203mm rotor on there and running it with a 160mm rear but I am now worried that I'll lose the good modulation that the 180mm rotor is giving me. I'm 200# and the brakes are on a Bottlerocket that will be used for freeride, slopestyle, and DJ. Whaddaya think?

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    180mm front and 160mm rear should be sufficient.

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    180mm front, 140mm rear is fine by me at 220lbs, same sorta riding. Front braking is where it's at anyway. 203 could be overkill, but doubt you'll completely lose the modulation your are liking with the 180 right now.

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    Ah screw it, just ordered the 203mm rotor for the front and the appropriate adapters. So I'll have 203f 180r. I won't be short on power at least...

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    Will definitely look good with a 203mm in the front ... I have 203/183 on my FS and 180/160 on my rigid HT. More than required in both cases.
    Last edited by chinaman; 01-07-2008 at 09:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by combatkimura
    Ah screw it, just ordered the 203mm rotor for the front and the appropriate adapters. So I'll have 203f 180r. I won't be short on power at least...
    holy cow is your bike a train?

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    I love big rotors.... 203 front and back on all my bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ALX_
    holy cow is your bike a train?
    No but if I don't stop eating everything in site I'm going to weigh as much as a train

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