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    Bacchetta Giro 26 disk brakes?

    New bent and with rim brakes. New to recumbent riding comfy but a little twitchy! Looking to convert to disks. Could anyone let me know how big the rotors are on there bikes. Thanks

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    160mm is the size used most often on single bikes - that's what I have on my RANS V3. Our Screamer tandem, on the other hand, uses a 203mm rotor for the rear brake. (rim brake on the front)

    Twitchy should go away as you put on more miles.
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    Yeah, 'twitchy' is almost always the rider, not the bike. Relax. Rotors on a single are generally 160mm.

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    On my Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT I have Avid BB7 Disc 160 mm front and rear. You can check the current specification at Bacchetta but I don't think it specifies the size. On my mountain bike I have 180 mm up front and 160 mm at the rear.

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    Thanks for the information. Will run the stock brake till I sorted out the the riding. Getting better every time. What do you use for mirrors?

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    I use two Zefal Spy mirrors. I ordered them from the Bacchetta site.

    The rotors are 160.

    i upgraded my BB5s to BB7s. It was very easy to do. I like them.

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    Take a Look mirror mounted on helmet visor.
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    160's on both my Salsa Vaya and Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT.

    I had the Zefal Spy mirror but returned it because it does not stick out far enough to see past my shoulder. Got the Busch & Müller Cycle Star 901/3...big improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Take a Look mirror mounted on helmet visor.
    +1 on the "take a look" mirror mounted on my helmet, been using them for more than 15 years. You should try one but also try the Zefal Spy mirror, that is my brothers preference.

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    I have used Zefal Spy mirrors but upgraded to Busch & Mueller Cyclestar 50 mm mirrors which have now moved over to my Lightning P-38. For my e-assist conversion on the Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT I have a set of 80 mm Busch & Mueller Cyclestar to go on ... they are big!






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    Thanks again for all the feedback. I ended up buying some MEC mounting bike mirrors with velcro. Mountain just behind shifters. $9 for both can't complain. Happy riding

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    I'm running Busch & Mueller mirrors on both sides.

    For disc brakes, I use Avid BB7s with 160mm discs. They can be finicky to set up and get dialed in but they work great. The great part of running disc brakes on the Giro is I can swap between my 26" wheels and my 700c wheels as needed. This gives me a ton of flexibility for ride conditions. Fast smooth pavement, run the 700s. Texas boulder seal, (chip seal) run 26s...

    Semper Fi

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    Over the winter I got a TRP Spyre disc brake to go on the front of my NoCom. I'm currently putting the bike together, so I haven't used the brake yet; but that thing looks like it's gonna work great! Nice big pads, and lots of movement from both sides mean I can have a comfortable gap between rotor and pads and still be able to lock 'em up.

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    Going to discs is a good move. Why ruin good rims when disc brakes are available.

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