Quickie on Disc Brake Sizing & Upgrade
Quick question... I have a 2008 Bianchi Sok (Easton Ultralite Tubing) and I'm looking to upgrade the rotors and braking system. New to mountain bikes, have done road for a while...
Currently has Avid BB7 Mechanical 160mm rotors
From what I can tell all disc brakes have the same 6-bolt pattern... So what's the biggest downside to upgrading to 185mm or 203mm rotors? I'm sure I stop faster and with more torque on the frame, but are there any other downsides?
That being said, I was looking at the Avid Elixir R (or just Code R) at the 185mm rotors. I'm not that familiar with the Elixir line, is it a relatively good bang for the buck? Would those rotors be overkill on my SS 29er? Any help is appreciated...
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