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    140 Front rotor

    I'm thinking of putting a 140mm rotor on the front of my bike. Is there a caliper adapter out there that will let me do this. Caliper is 74mm fork tab is 51mm. Bike is a ridged SS.

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    No. Smallest you can run on the front is 160. 140 is for the rear.

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    just curious why do you want a 140 on the front anyway?

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    Agree with previous replies. 140 for rear is fine, but not powerful enough for front.

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    Me plus the bike might weight 190lbs. It seems that every time I grab the front brake it wants to toss me on the ground. I'm just trying to tone the front brake down a little. The brakes are Tektro Augia Comp. So nothing special there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimT
    Me plus the bike might weight 190lbs. It seems that every time I grab the front brake it wants to toss me on the ground. I'm just trying to tone the front brake down a little. The brakes are Tektro Augia Comp. So nothing special there.

    Tim
    Auriga's aren't especially brutal, with a 160mm rotor it shouldn't be pitching you off when you pull the lever. Sounds like you could do with a grippier front tyre, or possibly alter your braking technique.

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    I think he needs less traction if it's trying to buck him. That way it will skid rather than grip and try to take him with it.

    But... it's much easier just to work on modulating the brakes and adjusting your body position.

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    How about changing the pads? Which ones? Stock ones on the bike right now. I have no idea what they are made from.

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    I'm not trying to be a smartass but don't pull the lever so hard, it's that simple. Why limit the braking capability to band-aid a technique issue?

    I'm running 203mm BB7s with one finger endo capability and not once have I had a problem with accidentally going over the bars.
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    it's all about modulation......you just need to adjust the way you brake! I'd hate to see what would happen to you with XTR V's and ceramic rim's...............
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    You're going to need to learn proper braking techniques. Don't squeeze so hard.

    There's people out there running way more brake than you and not going OTB - its all in the modulation.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Try braking with one finger if you dont do it already .

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    L2brake.


    come on are you that simple you can't figure it out? pull the lever with less force. Do you drive a car? How do you use the brakes in that? stomp on them as hard as you can all the time or gradually apply the brake until you come to a smooth stop.

    This has to be a troll...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ae111black
    it's all about modulation......you just need to adjust the way you brake! I'd hate to see what would happen to you with XTR V's and ceramic rim's...............

    LOL funny you should say that. Last bike had Mustang ceramic coated rims with XTR's. Didn't have this problem cause I was able to adjust the cable to were I liked it. this is my first hydro disc brake bike. I really wanted to tune the bike around me not me adjust to the bike. call me hard headed but I feel that I should be able to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimT
    LOL funny you should say that. Last bike had Mustang ceramic coated rims with XTR's. Didn't have this problem cause I was able to adjust the cable to were I liked it. this is my first hydro disc brake bike. I really wanted to tune the bike around me not me adjust to the bike. call me hard headed but I feel that I should be able to do that.

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    So in other words - you're used to riding with improperly adjusted brakes?

    Again - learn proper braking technique.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    what if I really want to do this because I'll be riding the bike on the road...

    going to be making a custom fork anyways so I'm sure we can work it out, but I'm curious if there is an adaptor...

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    There is not an adapter.

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