On a recent new bike purchase I opted to swap out the stock brakes (bb5s) for Avid Elixers when it arrived. They gave me a credit for the BB5 mechanicals and, in the interest of giving me my bike quickly that day (specious), they elected not to swap the BB5 rotors out telling me they are essentially the same and they will work fine.
Well the brakes haven't worked quite right since I got them. The rear brake would "pulse" when I applied light pressure like the rotor was moving laterally through the pads and the front brake was vibrating very, very harshly under medium to heavy load.
I dropped the bike off with my list of complaints and I received a phone call this morning telling me they got the brakes working fine but there is still a slight vibration in one of the brakes and that that is normal.
Could any of these problems be attributed to the wrong rotors being used? Is it normal to have brand new brakes behave this way. I have put several hours of riding on them and did my best to break them in in the parking lot outside my house before I went out to the trails.
I don't like to argue with bike shop employees but not having the elixer rotors on there makes me really question the source of my problems.
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