Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Avid Juicy 5 - rotor sizing

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Avid Juicy 5 - rotor sizing

Old 08-17-05, 08:16 AM
  #1  
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Posts: 1,855

Bikes: Check signature

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi all, a quick question: I am set on buying the 203mm version of the Juicy 5 (front) but hearing stories about 203mm brakes breaking the hub if used with regular Q/R hubs I don't know what to do. The place where I want to buy them only have the 160mm for the rear, no front, have the 185mm version for both front and rear and the 203mm for front only. My question: Am I taking a big risk by getting the 203mm version? Or should I simply get the 185mm to reduce the risk? (what adapter would I need?)
(I'd be getting a new wheel with a decent hub by the way)

Thanks!
-DC
Drunken Chicken is offline  
Old 08-17-05, 09:05 AM
  #2  
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Posts: 16,966

Bikes: Trek Fuel EX 8 27.5 +, 2002 Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
8in should be fine. I have run it on an old jrT for ages in that config
Maelstrom is offline  
Old 08-22-05, 06:26 AM
  #3  
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Posts: 1,855

Bikes: Check signature

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Maelstrom
8in should be fine. I have run it on an old jrT for ages in that config
Great to hear! In the meantime, I asked a mechanic in a nearby bikeshop and he said as long as I have a decent hub (Deore+) and good spokes (DT Swiss, for example) it should be perfectly fine. The wheel setup I was looking at in Spain was Mavic 117 rims laced to a Deore (or LX, not sure) hub with DT Swiss spokes. I'll be placing my order in the following days.

Thanks
Drunken Chicken is offline  
Old 08-22-05, 08:26 AM
  #4  
dirtyamerican
KGB Style
 
dirtyamerican's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've never seen or heard of hubs breaking and my group and I run 8 inch rotors all the time. The brand shouldn't make a difference. I'd say get the 203mm rotor set-up. You'll be fine, dude! (2 friends of mine even run with 8" rotors on their Hardrocks.)
dirtyamerican is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.