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    rOCktoberfest 2015 pt I here
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    I'm waiting to see what ends up becoming of the Zelvy rotors that were mentioned a few posts back.

    Seems these MAY be another alternative to those wanting to try something different. The fact they come with pads is a 1st point !!!

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    Any more updates ?

    I love a good disaster story, especiallly when I'm an observer !! (Almost succumbed though ....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
    Any more updates ?

    I love a good disaster story, especiallly when I'm an observer !! (Almost succumbed though ....)
    I'm testing mine at the moment with cork pads . Using cork sounds crazy but I build parts so I test anything . So far the discs haven't delaminated but a shiny film has developed on the surface . Braking performance could be more but it is still far stronger than rim brakes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seb K View Post
    I'm testing mine at the moment with cork pads . Using cork sounds crazy but I build parts so I test anything . So far the discs haven't delaminated but a shiny film has developed on the surface . Braking performance could be more but it is still far stronger than rim brakes .
    Which rotors and which 'cork pads' are you using ?

    I note that the Alpha "rotors" (or are they just sheets of CF that look pretty.... ) are on sale at the moment at almost 1/2 price and they are now also selling CF frames and forks that look like they are sourced directly from open mould suppliers from the far East.

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    Finally found brake pads that make the Kettle rotors the best rear discs I have ever used.
    Anybody having 2 180mm rotors that are flat (FLAT) for sale at a disgustingly low price I am interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    Finally found brake pads that make the Kettle rotors the best rear discs I have ever used.
    Anybody having 2 180mm rotors that are flat (FLAT) for sale at a disgustingly low price I am interested.
    LOL I have 2 sets of XTR Kettle pads (the good ones that work) and 2 180mm rotors that are not flat. not even close or they would be on my XC bike.
    Agreed best rear rotor I ever used too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    Finally found brake pads that make the Kettle rotors the best rear discs I have ever used.
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    And they are ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
    And they are ?
    Metallic sintered pads from [url=http://www.truckerco.com/]
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    Whilst I missed the carbon brake trials and tribulations of the various incarnations of Kettle rotors, and wisely missed the Alpa rotors boat (phew), I'm still interested in seeing them work and using them.

    So given the comments that they are workable for the rear, does that then by extension mean they are still crap for the front ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
    Whilst I missed the carbon brake trials and tribulations of the various incarnations of Kettle rotors, and wisely missed the Alpa rotors boat (phew), I'm still interested in seeing them work and using them.

    So given the comments that they are workable for the rear, does that then by extension mean they are still crap for the front ?
    If you ride in mountains I would say yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    Finally found brake pads that make the Kettle rotors the best rear discs I have ever used.
    Anybody having 2 180mm rotors that are flat (FLAT) for sale at a disgustingly low price I am interested.
    I thought that they all came pre-warped? No such thing as a flat Kettle rotor!


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    They worked great on the front with the sicc pads. On the rear shimano resin pads give the perfect bit. Not enough power for the front without the sicc pads. I really liked mine, but they warped and I reluctantly took them off. They have continued to warp sitting in the box. I tried to flatten them with no luck.

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    Stop posting in this thread. It only brings back the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Stop posting in this thread. It only brings back the pain.
    Lol..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Stop posting in this thread. It only brings back the pain.
    I see you are into the Blue Whale game... Let me tell you beforehand​, it will not end well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Stop posting in this thread. It only brings back the pain.
    do you not think it is better to tell the good people who bought the rotors that they can be used for other things than hanging on the wall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    do you not think it is better to tell the good people who bought the rotors that they can be used for other things than hanging on the wall?
    Of course - I'm pleased that one customer found a use for them. I would sell you mine, but they aren't flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Of course - I'm pleased that one customer found a use for them. I would sell you mine, but they aren't flat.
    maybe I am not the only one who find the rotors great for rear wheels:
    alexbn921 - see a few posts above
    seems to mean the same, so maybe there are more of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by las-palmas View Post
    maybe I am not the only one who find the rotors great for rear wheels:
    alexbn921 - see a few posts above
    seems to mean the same, so maybe there are more of us.
    If you are getting some use from these, excellent. Rear-wheel-only is quite a limitation though, and somewhat telling of their performance.

    I'm unsure why you are so very defensive of Kettle, and so against the odd joke in this thread. Many of us paid a lot of money for their middling performance (or worse), and their terrible customer support. As such, we have the right to joke about them if we wish.

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