Have you compared 160 mm and 1809 mm disc brakes?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by ludwigmass, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. ludwigmass

    ludwigmass New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Corrected thread title: "Have you compared 160 mm and 180 mm disc brakes?" If so, which ones would you recommend? Is it a good idea to use a 180 mm for the back wheel and a 160 mm for the front wheel? And the other way round?
     
    Tags:


  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    2,260
    Likes Received:
    130
    A bigger rotor rear is excessively pointless, as the rear wheel has far less braking power than the front.
    A bigger front makes sense, as the braking power - on decent surfaces - is bigger at the front.
    With decent hydros, 160 will be enough for many usages.
    and you often find bikes set up 160-160, as 160 has become the baseline size.
    it's possible to get 140 rears, to maintain the proportionality between rotor size and available braking power.
    If you think you need more braking power, going to a bigger rotor(front) is the cheapest fix next to replacing pads and cleaning rotors.
     
Loading...
Loading...