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    F5 and larger rear rotor?

    So, I'm dumping the BB5 brakes and going with Elixer R's. I'm wanting a larger rotor. Will a larger rotor than the stock 160mm fit inside the stays? 180 or 185 would please me. Of course I would need the adapter to move the caliper out.
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    19 views and no response, hmmmm. I'm 195 and very good looking. Not too lean and definitely not fat. I've tinkered with all the adjustments on the bike and I would simply like more braking power. The prospect of trying several different setups is out of the picture. If someone could tell me if this fits, I'd only have to place one order.
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    I don't see why not, I have an F3 and I want to do 185 front and back. Haven't done it yet but it looks like it should clear just fine and your F5 frame is similar. Guess we'll have to wait and hear from someone who has actually done it!

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    I might just bit the bullet and get it anyways. I could always use my 140 rotor if I had to. Maybe I should expand this to all "F series" bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt 891
    29 inch wheels are a crutch for riders with sub-par skills.

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    Instead of asking on the forum, stop by your shop with the bike and just ask them to put a 185 disk next to your bike and you will have a sure answer.

    Btw, I have an F5 single-speeded, love it. Although i also ride pretty hard on a 29er...Guess we are in different camp.

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    Loll- Good idea, I just never thought to do that. Plus I have a whole bunch of cool stuff on my bike that I didn't buy there. LBS's tend to get a little butt hurt about that ESPECIALLY when I have no intention of paying retail plus a stupid amount to have parts installed. You read my signature and think I'm a dick probably. I'm not, I just thought that Matt 891 was funny so I kept it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt 891
    29 inch wheels are a crutch for riders with sub-par skills.

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