Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: 2010 Giant Filter 1. 07/08 Apollo Independent.
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185mm or 203mm?
So I'll be upgrading my brakes to some Avid BB7's in near future, and as part of a deal the guy at the bike shop said he would throw in any sized rotors I want, free of charge.
I have 160mm rotors front and back at the moment, and I'm happy to keep a 160mm up back, but I would like to upgrade the front. I'm not sure whether to go 185mm or 203mm.
I'm sure 185 would be adequate for my riding (Mainly XC riding, a small hint of downhill every now and then, but nothing extreme) although a part of me is saying "Get the 203!" purely for looks. "Hey, look at my massive brakes, motherf***er!"
So opinions; Would a 203mm rotor really be overkill?