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I have that combination on my front right now.

Bought a set of Juicy's 7 in 185mm. My old brakes were BB7 160mm.

slapped on the Juicy lever and caliper but used the old 160mm mounting adaptor on the caliper and left on the front 160mm rotor. Oh, I used the old brake pads too.

Worked like a charm! No break in period and no noise.

I wanted to see if there's a difference in power so I ran the 160mm size rotor on purpose.
 

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ahimanic said:
I have that combination on my front right now.

Bought a set of Juicy's 7 in 185mm. My old brakes were BB7 160mm.

slapped on the Juicy lever and caliper but used the old 160mm mounting adaptor on the caliper and left on the front 160mm rotor. Oh, I used the old brake pads too.

Worked like a charm! No break in period and no noise.

I wanted to see if there's a difference in power so I ran the 160mm size rotor on purpose.
was there a great increase with the hydro's?
 

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ahimanic said:
I have that combination on my front right now.

Bought a set of Juicy's 7 in 185mm. My old brakes were BB7 160mm.

slapped on the Juicy lever and caliper but used the old 160mm mounting adaptor on the caliper and left on the front 160mm rotor. Oh, I used the old brake pads too.

Worked like a charm! No break in period and no noise.

I wanted to see if there's a difference in power so I ran the 160mm size rotor on purpose.
was there a great increase with the hydro's?
 

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davidecan said:
was there a great increase with the hydro's?
You know, I want to say yes but I have to reserve judgment.

I've only taken one ride with the combination so far and I didn't feel that much difference. I need to give it more time and see. Although I'm using broken-in pads and rotor there still may be a bed-in process that needs to take place if the caliper was not in the exact original alignment.

Another factor is I run the pad contact pretty far out so I can keep my finger on the brake lever while I ride without rubbing the rotor. More power may be felt if I decrease the contact distance.
 
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