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    Reba race - Avid mech. disc brake question

    I have a Reba race fork. I would like to buy some disc brakes. Probably Avid BB7s (because they are low maintenance).

    I have some options for the rotor size. 160, 185, 203mm.

    SRAM recommends nothing bigger on the Reba fork than a 208 rotor. I thought I'd go with the 185 rotors.

    FYI, I'm 6' 1", about 190 and I ride XC, no jumps or freestyle or downhill.

    Is there any advice anyone has for me?

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    Try to eat as many green and orange vegetables as possible.

    Other than that go with the biggest rotor you can, or stick to the 160mm. Either way, you'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Try to eat as many green and orange vegetables as possible.

    Other than that go with the biggest rotor you can, or stick to the 160mm. Either way, you'll be fine.
    I can only think of two orange veggies. Carrots and orange pepper. Are there others? And if so, weight please!

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    203. You can never have to much stopping power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkehler View Post
    I can only think of two orange veggies. Carrots and orange pepper. Are there others? And if so, weight please!
    Sweet potato is another and offers a tasty complement to any roast potato dish as well as being chock full of vitamins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkehler View Post
    I have a Reba race fork. I would like to buy some disc brakes. Probably Avid BB7s (because they are low maintenance).

    I have some options for the rotor size. 160, 185, 203mm.

    SRAM recommends nothing bigger on the Reba fork than a 208 rotor. I thought I'd go with the 185 rotors.

    FYI, I'm 6' 1", about 190 and I ride XC, no jumps or freestyle or downhill.

    Is there any advice anyone has for me?
    pete would love this thread

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    ^I love it.... and I had a laugh when I read that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkehler View Post
    I can only think of two orange veggies. Carrots and orange pepper. Are there others? And if so, weight please!
    Orange vegetables
    acorn squash
    butternut squash
    carrots
    hubbard squash
    pumpkin
    sweet potatoes

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    on an unrelated note

    watermelon vigra

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYlUc...eature=related I'll play

    PS I'd get the 185, but If you want low maintenance stick with V's
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    140mm rear. 160mm front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
    140mm rear. 160mm front.
    Interesting ... but why? Because of weight, or because I don't do any hardcore riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Sweet potato is another and offers a tasty complement to any roast potato dish as well as being chock full of vitamins.
    Ah, you mean yam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofnsjoke View Post
    on an unrelated note

    watermelon viagra
    ^ corrected

    Too right, but I got tired of carrying a dozen large watermelons around on dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkehler View Post
    Interesting ... but why? Because of weight, or because I don't do any hardcore riding?
    don't listen to him. 160 F+R

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkehler View Post
    Interesting ... but why? Because of weight, or because I don't do any hardcore riding?
    not because of weight. it's just all you need in the back. Plus, it keeps it from locking up as easy. Just from my own experience.
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    same setup I have...works great. I am 5'10 185 pounds and it stops me on a dime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcracer13 View Post
    140mm rear. 160mm front.
    Who makes a 140mm rotor?

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    185 F/160 R, just because motorcycles do it. Actually, if I was to have the "ideal" XC setup, it would 160 F/140 R. You just don't need that much power for XC.

    On a side note, my roomie put a 203 F on his '08 Rig (with BB7's). VERY powerful. 2nd time out he comes around a fast downhill sweeper, and gives it a little too much front. Results in the front wheel washing out and a massive highside into some thorn bushes. It sure does look cool, though!
    I have a personal MPG of 100. That is per gallon of cytomax.

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