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    My new Clyde ride

    My new Clyde ride, a 2010 Giant XTC 1 29'er. Can't wait to start hitting the trails with it.

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    Nice. Put a 203 rotor on the front and a 185 on the rear. Required for Clyde stoppage IMO.
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    very nice! i rode one of those last week and am looking at buying an XTC2 myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496
    Nice. Put a 203 rotor on the front and a 185 on the rear. Required for Clyde stoppage IMO.

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    Slick!

    Now go get it dirty and take some more bike pron pics.
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    I had no idea that 203mm front and 185mm rear rotors were required for clyde usage

    260lbs to 275lbs, and here I have been riding around on 29" wheels on descents over 4,000' feet at a time for the past year and half with 185mm front and 160mm rear rotors.

    I have cooked front 160mm hydros (caliper and rotor), but never had issues as long as I had at least a 185mm rotor in front. After cooking the 160mm brakes, I went to 203mm and they have been fine too.

    It wouldn't hurt, so long as your fork is rated for a 203mm rotor, I just don't agree that they are "required" for clydes.

    I do like having the front rotor one size larger than the rear as that makes them seem 'balanced' as far as lever pressure required to modulate.

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    Nice bike. I have over a dozen rides on one and really like the way the XtC 29er1 rides.

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    Maybe "suggested" should be the optimal word :P

    I rode 160s, brake fade was terrible. Moved to 203s with 4 piston breaks, they grab like crazy. Moving to 185s this summer, should make everything peachy.
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    Nice bike,looks like West Liberty Cycles in Pittsburgh. I bought my C-dale Lefty 29er 2 from them.

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    Did anyone notice the IMO after the required???
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