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Old 04-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #34972
Fading off.........
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Originally Posted by mpatch View Post
physics would say bigger rotor = more stopping power given everything else being equal
yes, I am with you on that....somewhat. But, the bigger rotor on the X vs the R is more for, less brake fade, due to the chances of the X using its front brake more than the R, in its typical riding environment. The calipers and pads, sans mounting location, should be identical, as far as function. If I am correct, surface area of pad, does not care how big the rotor itself is.

Bigger caliper, bigger pad and bigger rotor, would make for "better" braking, IMHO.
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