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    BB7 brakes with Hayes rotors.

    My bike came with Hayes MX4 brakes and I just ordered a set of BB7s. The roundagon rotors that come with BB7s look a little uninspiring. My hayes rotors "look" like the higher end avid offerings (all the drilling and cut outs), and I was wondering if they would perform better than the roundagons.
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    Last edited by jrafter; 08-18-2009 at 05:37 PM.

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    I know the rotors will work, and while interesting pad wear is not a concern. My primary concern is performance.
    -Don "LordDRIFT" Draper.

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    I've done it. Works just fine. Assuming your Hayes rotors arenít worn out.
    The new BB7 pads will take longer to "bed in" because you're putting them on used rotors.

    Take your time getting the pads to "bed in" before you hit any big hills.
    next time

    [QUOTE=spazzy] Might as well sell your bikes, E-riding is much more productive.

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    Brakes came today. I don't know if they work better with the roundagons but they are awesome enough with the hayes!
    -Don "LordDRIFT" Draper.

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    when the time comes to replace rotors.. I recommend these
    09AS-Rsl/09Six

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    what are those awesome saw blade looking things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaegmc99
    what are those awesome saw blade looking things?
    It's a Alligator Wind-Cutter: http://www.alligatorcables.com/DISC/TI.htm

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    I heard people had problems with those. How are yours working out?
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    I have no doubt that those run cooler than most, but the surface area is so small. Doesn't that diminish braking strength?
    -Don "LordDRIFT" Draper.

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    I've run 160mm and 203mm versions, both performed superbly. no problems, same power as clean sweep rotors, better modulation, super lightweight.
    09AS-Rsl/09Six

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    Lambdamaster, do you experience higher pad wear rate with 160 mm Alligator rotors, compared to typical Avid Cleansweep/Hayes/Formula Oro/etc rotors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Random Psycho
    Lambdamaster, do you experience higher pad wear rate with 160 mm Alligator rotors, compared to typical Avid Cleansweep/Hayes/Formula Oro/etc rotors?
    nope... but I've heard some pads wear faster than others on these rotors. I'm running the stock avid pads and they have been holding up great.
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