Rotor Size 180 or 200 ?

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Rotor Size 180 or 200 ?
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Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 4:55 Quote

From my old bike to my new one I will be going from Guide (2017) with 180/180 to Code RS (2022). I'm about 150 lbs. Which option do you think I should take:
- 200 (R)/180 (F),
- 200/200.

On a test bike I did find Code RSC + 200 being a bit too much but maybe I'll get use to the new braking power.
Thanks for your help!!


Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 6:49 Quote
Better to have the extra power and not need it, than it not be there and do need it

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 11:04 Quote
200 front
180 rear

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 15:51 Quote
Definitely don’t put a smaller rotor in front than the rear.
I recently moved to 203 x 203 from 203 x 180 and like the feeling of the same size rotors. The bite feels more predictable, but does take some getting use to. Granted, I am not running the same brakes, but I think you will get similar results.

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 23:27 Quote
+1 Always bigger up front and/or just as big on the rear.

I'm running 203 front and 180 rear. I don't really need any more than I've got now but still eyeing up going 203 rear and adding a 4 pot caliper up front.

After briefly being under-braked and nearly not stopping a couple of times made me realise more is always better!

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