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    Avid polygon rotors. Worth it?

    Anything better about the "polygon" version?

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    Not really unless you like the look of wavy rotors. I like the look and I found a set for 10 bucks each. So I didnt really care if it worked or not. But so far its working fine. I dont notice any difference between the round avid rotors and these wavy ones.
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    Do you have shuttering problem with the polygen rotors?
    What pads you are using?


    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerdude87
    Not really unless you like the look of wavy rotors. I like the look and I found a set for 10 bucks each. So I didnt really care if it worked or not. But so far its working fine. I dont notice any difference between the round avid rotors and these wavy ones.

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    Looks like the polygon shapes gets Avid out of the obligation to pay Galfer license fees for the wave rotor they hold the patents on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohvina
    Do you have shuttering problem with the polygen rotors?
    What pads you are using?
    I am using the pads stock on the Avid Mech (I think they are the B4's) After 100 mi of using the rotors, I havent had any issue with shuttering. They seem to be working fine.
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    That was designed to cure the up and down movement those thin wave rotor create in the pads. The brake track basically moves up and down in relation to the pads. The pads end up following and this creates the shuddering issues. Beveling the edges of the rotor may help to an extent, but it's simply the brake track moving up and down that caused it. The newer rotors don't have as much of the up and down because they're basically rotors with areas removed.

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