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    'aua e te fati
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    Rear Disc Clearance on 05 XLT

    Hey everybody. I am looking at getting an 05 XLT, and I am getting some new brakes as well. I'd like to run 185mm Juicys both front and rear. Does anyone know what the maximum clearance in the back is?

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    You don't need 185 on the rear. All you're gonna do is lock 'em up quicker and skid all over the trail.

    When you brake, your weight shifts forward causing 80% of your braking to be from the front brake. The harder you brake, the less weight is on the rear end causing uncontrolled (or controlled) skidding.

    I've been running 160mm rear and 185mm front and still feel like the rear is too easy to lock up. I'd consider 140mm rear if it weren't for the extended DH heat dissipation.

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    Thanks

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