bb7 is easier to set up. The rotors suck on both. braking shouldn't be any different between the 2.
Whats the problem with the BB7s rotors?cruiserman said:The rotors suck on both.
X2...........easy go with BB7......but I run 160 f/r and I'm about 200 lbs. geared up. If you're heavier 185/160 f/r would prolly be good. Roundagon rotors don't suck, but they are not the best or lightest. G2 are lighter, faster stopping and help keep the pads cleaned of dirt and mud.frdfandc said:The 7's are easier to setup and have more fine tunability to adjust the braking modulation/feel/power to your liking.
Also the BB7's use the same brake pads as the Juicy series and are usually more available at the LBS than the BB5 pads.
The key with a 29'r though is rotor size. Run a 180/185mm rotor on the front and a 160 on the rear. This should be all that you need. Some have gotten away with a 160 rotor on the front, but it can be easily overwhelmed if used on long, fast downhill descents.
Yes.....and how much you weigh ready to ride and typical terrain ridden would help to know which rotors. But I'd just do the 160s f/r as said....rotors are cheap on the bay etc.frdfandc said:Yes you can try out the 160's f/r. If you feel that your braking is subpar to what you think it needs to be, then you can always pick up a 185/180mm rotor and the proper bracket to make it work.
Yes, with the free shipping that's about as cheap as they get. There is always a cheap set on eBay for around $85-89, but they nail you with $15-20 shipping so the deal you found makes it a wash.:thumbsup:monocog16 said:
Hmmm...Dial Tone said:Was mentioned here on another thread, larger rotors will not make you stop faster but it will dissipate heat faster.
They are usually warped out of the box, and they gobble. I've had much better luck with the cleansweep.DerBergschreck said:Whats the problem with the BB7s rotors?