while not necessarily true the swap for you size makes tons of sense whether on a 26er or 29er. Better modulation and bite with better stopping power and feel. Changing pad compound from an organic to a semi metallic on a 160mm rotor will be beneficial if you don't want to upgrade the rotors.Yunkie said:If one were using 160mm discs on a 26er should one then change to 185mm discs for a 29er? It seems the additional rotating mass would merit the switch, no? 200lb rider on rough, hilly singletrack.
But you're confirmed as the world's largest weight weenie.:thumbsup:Padre said:I weight 210lbs and run 160mm front and rear.
That wouldn't work for long here. I think the 140mm would turn red and bend or at least just disintegrate in a few rides. Our steeps are too steep and long.BruceBrown said:But you're confirmed as the world's largest weight weenie.:thumbsup:
Have you ever tried 160 front 140 rear with those Ultimates? I'm thinking of a 140 something or other in the rear since I run a Crow or other minimal tread in the rear as it is. No point in having too much brake back there for me without a tire to bite during XC racing.