Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Double-metric mtb man
    Reputation: Psycho Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    4,483

    6" vs 8" front rotor on Cake

    Hi all,

    I noticed that GF went to a 6" front rotor on the Cake 2 DLX for '06 vs the 8" that was on the bike for '05. I know the 8" would have more stopping power, but I'm wondering if the Cake needs that much.

    Anyone out there upgrading to an 8" front rotor and if so, what sort of riding are you doing to require the extra oomph up front?

    Thanks
    As if four times wasn't enough-> Psycho Mike's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer Page

    Moran? Let your opinion be free -> F88me

  2. #2
    Rider of Bikes
    Reputation: bikeboyjeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    224
    I think the eight inch rotor on that bike was overkill. The six inch rotor works fine, and packs all the stopping power you need.
    [SIZE="5"]dirtyharrys.net[/SIZE]
    http://dirtyharrys.net

  3. #3
    Crash Test Dummy
    Reputation: Piper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by bikeboyjeff
    I think the eight inch rotor on that bike was overkill. The six inch rotor works fine, and packs all the stopping power you need.
    agreed.
    It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    32

    8" rotors if riders weight exceeds 190 lbs.

    I had standard 6" rotors on my 2004 Cake and hardly avoided a bad crash on my first real technical downhill where brakes were completelly exhausted and I ended up with zero brake power. The hayes 6" brakes have a tendency of overheating easily if the weight of the rider is > 190 lbs. If you have more than that then you definitely need to upgrade to 8" rotors if you want to have brakes in every situation. Today, I have 8" rotors on both wheels and dont lack anymore on breaking power.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •