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    Rotor size on a Heckler

    So, the Santa Cruz website says they recommend 160 or 185mm rotor but 203mm will work. Are there any downsides with running the 203mm rotor? Does anyone here use the bigger rotor, and if you are, any complaints or restrictions (or compliments)? Thanks!

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    No probs other than the weight. I run a 185 rear and a 203 up front, but the 160 rear and 185 front is a nice option too.

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    Depends how much you weigh, how you ride and what type of riding you do. Personally I'd use a 203mm up front and a 160mm rear. It sounds odd but I really don't need the power at the back so the feeling of a 160mm is better for me going by experience.

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    I've had 203's both ends for almost a year now. I originally planned to go 203 up front and 185 rear but the distributor was all out at the time. I don't regret it at all, its probably overkill on the rear but I'm well used to them and appreciate the depth of stopping power (although the front gets thrashed way more than the back). I run Code5's. No complaints from me, they fit sweet as in my 06 frame.

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    203mm front & 160mm rear for me, although I am considering a 185mm at the rear to give a little more bite, particularly on long desents when the rotor gets hot!

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    185 fr 185 rr code 5's awsome for fast downhill and technical blasts,
    I run 180 fr and 160 rr xtr for xc trail use to save weight , but I do miss my codes they are great the 5's not as manic as the code :-)

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    I run 203up front and 160mm at the back, serves the purpose fine for my riding. Have been considering downsizing the front to 180 but not decided yet.

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    Depending on your weight, 180/160 is sufficient but if yer a clyde, 203/180 will stop you well.

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    I went from 185/160 to 203/203 due to severe overheating issues. I have not had any problems with the new set up. At 280 lbs, I would rather have the stopping power than shave a few grams.

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