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    Max. disc size on 2009 26" Vertex RSL

    Hi all,

    I'm just looking to upgrade the discs on my HT and was wondering what the recommended maximum disc size is at the rear. Most of the sets I'm looking at are being sold as either 160/160 or 180/180 and I prefer to have a 180 disc up front, just need to know if the rear will cope with it.

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    Max. disc size on 2009 26" Vertex RSL

    Usually you want to go with the smallest size you can get away with. This is due to weight savings.

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    Cheers, yeah I'm usually more interested in whether I can stop nowadays and how much it costs, weight is well down my list of priorities after messing about with lightweight discs et al years ago and being perpetually disappointed.

    I'm loving the Formula's on my Element so am looking for another set, nothing on sale seems to be in a 180/160 combo, hence the question.
    Rocky Mountain 2003 Hammer, 2009 Vertex 70 RSL, 2012 Element 970
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    Max. disc size on 2009 26" Vertex RSL

    Well, I'm doing a build on my 26" HT & am up grading the brakes from 160/160 to 180/180 as I'm not concerned about grams.

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    Get the 180's and you can use your current 160 adaptor and rotor unless it is a full build that you are doing then you would have to find another adaptor and rotor, companies seem to not be fighting too much any more and disks and adaptors are pretty much universal now or can be with a shim here or there.
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