Of course you could also just move to a bigger rotor.
Also, IMO the stock hope pads are so-so at best. If you have not tried something else, I would HIGHLY recomend it. I have run mostly EBC reds over the last 5+ years of riding hopes..they have a little shorter life (and if you ride in mud/wet a lot, the EBC gold would be a better choice) but the friction and bite more than makes up for that.
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