Will 180mm -> 203mm rotor make a difference?


Eats Squid
Maybe I'll save a bit more and get matching RT-76 rotors then!
I got sent the wrong rotor once (but an upgrade!), so had to buy another to make them match again haha

The Duckmeister

Eats Squid
The bigger upgrade from RT56 is the ability to run metal pads. The steel is treated differently so it's harder-wearing and gives a bit more grip for the pads (which helps with resin too). Metal pads will improve all aspects of brake performance, except when it's really cold.


Ask me about Piriformis syndrome
they look better at least - but then it won't match your rear rotor, if you can live with that :)

I dunno how much ice-tech really helps, but all my rotors are ice-tech anyway.
The 86 is icetech. 76 is non icetech XT


Likes Bikes and Dirt
I think this comprehensively answers my question!



Likes Bikes and Dirt
Bollocks really? Ok their prices for floating disks are expensive for me now.

Also, why are Shimano 180mm rotors more expensive than 203mm?