nickc - Member
Often wondered why people put bigger rotors on the front, my brake mod is a 180 ( up from 160) on the back and leave the front at 180, on v steep stuff, all your braking should be on the back brake, otherwise it's a quick OTB surely?
Common misconception that front braking = OTB. Possibly thanks to parents telling kids this when learning to ride, or just a natural fear that the front will cause the back to lift which while is true, it's countered by weight on the bike & force through the pedals (helps dropping your heals and getting weight back when steep).
Should be on the front in preference to rear generally though. Rear only will tend to lock up more and skid.
Steep, I'd be on both with a favour more for the front. A lot more control than just skidding down on the rear, and again you won't go OTB unless you're roadie style riding way over the front (or hit something ).
A couple of days in Portes du Soleil finished one set of Kevlar pads down to the backing plates, and I was feathering the brakes and trying to keep off them as much as possible. I didn't boil the brakes like a lot of people though, but maybe it's a difference in brakes.
Anyway, don't know what kind of riding would be involved here, but for Pass'Portes du Soleil their recommendation was...
"With its mainly downhill course and handful of climbs, for a great ride at this year's Pass'Portes du Soleil we've been looking for a full-suspension bike that's light too & an enduro all-mountain rig, in short."