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I have a used enduro bike that came with Guide RSCs, Magura 203 front rotor, Shimano 180 rear rotor, and Jagwire organic pads. I changed the pads to SRAM sintered because the organic pads had good initial bite, but then faded quickly. After bedding in they are great.

Here's the weird part: The rear rotor bite point is too tight (yes I know how to turn the adjuster the correct way). I also measured the Shimano rotor and it's 1.67 mm. The Magura is 1.75. It drags the brake a little and it's annoying.

My question is why would the rear be so tight?
 

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There are a couple of possibilities.

Did you use a bleed block when you bled the brakes? If not it could lead to this kind of inconsistency.

Did you reset the pistons when you installed the new brake pads? If the old rear pads were more worn than the front, and you put new pads in without resetting the pistons, I could see this sort of thing happening.
 
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