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    Is there anything that I should know about rotor upgrades?

    I have 5 inch rotors now and want to go to 8 inch rotors.

    Am I going to void warranty? Cause a failure somewhere else?

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    Nerdy Jock
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    Depends on the type of brake and type of bike.

    Larger diameter rotors put more stress on the bikes frame and fork, creating a greater chance of failure. If you bike came stock with 5 inch rotors, there is a good chance it is not designed/capable of handling 8 inch rotors.

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    Thought that would be the case. Just have to get better at using the 5 inch rotors.

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    That's a big increase in power. Are you sure you need it?

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    6" rotors maybe?

    What is the bike?
    Hell is eternally climbing manzanita trail on your singlespeed.

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