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    Senior Member JBehrmann's Avatar
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    I've been using my Avid mechs lightly for about eight months, and decided that that 185mm rotors are a little more than I need. I do some fairly agressive XC and urban riding, but I'm small enough that it's overkill. It looks like I could just swap the rotor and black bracket on the caliper with someone, and have a 160mm setup, correct? That way we wouldn't have to worry about pad wear being different, etc.

    I'm also looking at buying a new and lighter wheelset to replace my XT disc Rhyno Lites, but I will come back to that later. Thanks

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    I believe you would need an adaptor. Otherwise the rest is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    I believe you would need an adaptor. Otherwise the rest is fine.
    Adapter = black lower bracket on the caliper, right? That's what it looked like to me, but I wanted to make sure.

    So anyone want to swap and upgrade?

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    I'm sure you'll find some takers as most want to go to a bigger rotor.

    And YES, a new rotor and adaptor should be all you need.

    I run 6" rotors and they work great for the riding I do. I will add though that 95% of my riding is in FL. i.e. mostly flat. Our DH sections are short little roll-outs with the max height of 30' drop in elevation at a time. So, brake fading isn't an issue.

    When I travel though, I sometimes wish for 8" rotors.

    I guess what I'm saying is, maybe just bite the bullet and buy new and keep you 8's for the rare occasion you go do some shuttle runs.

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    i got the 6"ers I bought used and havent got to put em on yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonder squirrel
    i got the 6"ers I bought used and havent got to put em on yet
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    I'd keep them, it's not like you will make a huge weight saving!
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