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    aftermarket rotors - ti, alum

    Does anyone have any experiene with after market rotors? I've been scooping out some 180 mm ti rotors for a 29er. How do these compare to stock avid rotors?

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    Use the search feature... there are lots of threads on the subject.
    I don't post to generate business for myself or make like I'm better than sliced bread

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    Like I said in the other thread - I prefer new threads - old crappy recycled threads are difficult to print on and jam a lot

    How ARE ti disks and where do you get them?

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    THey're great...

    Quote Originally Posted by palmettosolo
    Does anyone have any experiene with after market rotors? I've been scooping out some 180 mm ti rotors for a 29er. How do these compare to stock avid rotors?

    apart from Ti being about the worst thing to make a brake rotor out of, and the fact that they won't do much to stop your bike.

    Good for picking up chicks, tho!


    I would stay away from alu rotors as well, with the exception of Stan's rotors, and only if you weigh under 160# and/or ride somewhere without hills.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 01-30-2008 at 09:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmettosolo
    Does anyone have any experiene with after market rotors? I've been scooping out some 180 mm ti rotors for a 29er. How do these compare to stock avid rotors?
    Read this review on the alligator serrated rotors, they are light, cheap, work good, and look cool.

    http://www.gramslightbikes.com/2007/...-serrated.html

    Get them on pricepoint

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/162...rake-Rotor.htm

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    Aluminum has a lower friction coefficient. The alloy is not consistent. It doesn't heat up/cool down as evenly.

    Some of the inexpensive ones found on ebay may fail under hard braking. I've seen the front rotor "arms" give out before.

    Stan's rotors are coated. But if you ride in the wet stuff a lot... that coating will wear off pretty quickly. They're not cheap... So I would use them as a race only rotor.

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    So how does Ti feature in the friction tables? I will stick to standard steel/stainless steel surfaces, as the weight 'loss' is not worth it. Just me being a bit conservative ...

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    Thanks for the reply. Guess I'll try saving weight somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmettosolo
    Thanks for the reply. Guess I'll try saving weight somewhere else.
    Looks to me like the Alligators are pretty good!

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