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brake dilema

frznnomad

Turbo Monkey
Jun 20, 2005
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a-town biatches
okay guys so i am set on getting a set of juicy 7's. so that little question is solved, but here is the problem that i am having. i can save weight, and money with going to a smaller rotor in the rear (aka 7" rotor). i know that is great but i dont want to sacrafice stopping power just to save money and a little weight. so those that have run the 7&8" setup on a set of juicy's please help me. thanks guys it is much appreciated.
 

Arkayne

I come bearing GIFs
May 10, 2005
3,745
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SoCal
You'll be fine with a smaller rotor in the rear and the weight savings is insignificant. I run the same setup on my SX Trail and I race DH. The stopping power is in the front anyway.
 

buildyourown

Turbo Monkey
Feb 9, 2004
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South Seattle
How much do you and your bike weigh? I'm 170 and my bike is 40-41, and I think 7" doesn't cut it.
Also, where do you ride? If your courses are short and not that steep, brake heat and fade won't be an issue. I ride a lot of top to bottom Whistler runs during the season and my 8" Codes are definitely a step up from my Juicys.
 

Arkayne

I come bearing GIFs
May 10, 2005
3,745
13
SoCal
I weigh 155 and the bike is ~35. What works for me might not work for you and that certainly seems the case. What you ride and the lengths of what you are riding are definitely a step up from our short dh SoCal trails. Maybe someone who is riding Whistler with a 7" setup could chime in.
 

TWeerts

Monkey
Jan 7, 2007
473
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The Area Bay
i have an SXT with a 8"/6" juicy 7 setup, and i can still lock up the rear wheel. that said, the bike also only weighs 34 lbs. a bigger bike/rider may need a 7", or even 8" rotor.
 

DirtyMike

Turbo Fluffer
Aug 8, 2005
14,253
837
My own world inside my head
I run strokers, 8 in the front 7 in the rear, If your riding properly, you dont need 8in in the rear. Juicy sevens will have Plenty of stopping power running a 7 in the rear. I weigh 250 and have no trouble at all with a seven in the rear.
 

frznnomad

Turbo Monkey
Jun 20, 2005
2,229
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a-town biatches
thanks fellas. im about 150-160 with gear, and the bike isnt totally built yet but im going to shoot for around 41-42 lbs for the rig. so with all the info i have an excellent felling that 7" in the rear will be fine. ohh and most of the runs i do are longer runs so brake heat will be an issue, but i am confident with my weight and ridding style that it will be fine. thanks for all the info fellas it has really helped.