My disc is bigger than yours

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Well it might not be and I am talking about brake rotors…

Everyday is a school day in this game. Having a little google today I stumbled across the following article on Bike Radar –

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/article/trail-tech-disc-brake-rotor-size-37050/

I hadn’t really thought about this until today. My Giant and my Rockhopper both have 180 front and 160 rear rotors, so I am confused by the article saying DH riders run those sizes as these are the standard size for my bikes..

If I had more time I might investigate further, but if anyone has any comments I am all ears.

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One thought on “My disc is bigger than yours

  1. I run 180mm front and 160mm rear on my Trance X with XT brakes and rotors and that is plenty. Most DH people I know use 200mm rotors, XC riders 160mm front and back although some go 140mm if they are weight weenies.
    Your set up sounds good.

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