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Old 06-25-05, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I got a Gary FIsher HKEK. I want to upgrade to disc brakes, I was thinking about the Avid BB7s. A friend told me to go with bigger brakes in front and smaller brakes for the rear. Why should i go bigger in front and smaller for the rear? Which would be the best setup. I do just about everyone on the bike, city and trails. I want the best all around combo.

-thai
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Hey everyone,

I got a Gary FIsher HKEK. I want to upgrade to disc brakes, I was thinking about the Avid BB7s. A friend told me to go with bigger brakes in front and smaller brakes for the rear. Why should i go bigger in front and smaller for the rear? Which would be the best setup. I do just about everyone on the bike, city and trails. I want the best all around combo.

-thai
something like 70% of your braking power comes from the front brake... you can always jam the rear brake but it'll only skid the back tire and make you slide out. I ride a 2005 19" HKEK frame with the avid mech discs (ball bearing seven) and 160mm rotors front and rear. You might be interested in the 185mm rotor for your front brake, but don't use a 203mm rotor without a 10mm/20mm bolt-through front hub and fork axle. Otherwise, you're likely to twist the quick-release out of its dropouts from torqueing forces. For more info, ask a LBS that sells a lot of freeride/downhill bikes...
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