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Old 08-26-04, 06:58 PM   #1
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Question on disk rotors

I am going to try disk brakes for the first time, and it seems the Avid Mechanical Disk brakes seem to be right for me. I dont want to deal with the hydraulics fluid and all that so i like how this sounds. But i see there are different rotor sizes and i understand the larger the rotor the larger the stopping power. What i dont understand is this: like say you bought a set of avids and it came with the 160mm rotor, and you wanted to upgrade to a 205mm or whatever the highest one is. Does that mean you have to buy a whole new model of Avid Mechanical disk brakes just for that larger size, or can you just buy a new rotor and just the rotor? Please clarify this so i can go ahead and buy.
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Old 08-27-04, 12:08 AM   #2
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Unless you're running a downhill courses you don't need 205's. The 160's that come stock are more than adequate for 85% of the riders out there. You'd nee the right adapters and rotor's to change sizes.
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