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    how not to ruin rotors

    tho if you get a wallyworld then go right ahead

    they do get a bit hot, tho

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4K1X4zWD_k
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    that not how not to ruin rotors... thats how you ruin rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    that not how not to ruin rotors... thats how you ruin rotors.
    yeah, that's what i meant
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    What else could you expect from someone who brings mineral water on a bike ride?

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    water < mineral water

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    How does this ruin a rotor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    How does this ruin a rotor?
    the same way when you bake something on a baking sheet in the oven, then take it straight out of the oven and dump cold water on it....

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    So at the end of a long descent you better not cross a stream, eh? Can't say I've had rotors get too warped from that...
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    Rotors like most things expand when hot. When you cool one side down rapidly, one side is suddenly smaller than the other.

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    I see, it's the even application of water that makes the difference....will this also apply to mineral water?
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    Doesn't mean that if you throw your rotors into water that it's even then it's fine and dandy though. I think it'll still be uneven though a lot less than pouring water onto one side of it - it's hard to explain. Think of a book when you spill water over it - it dries and becomes all wavy.

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    If they get warped depends on how thick the rotorz are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    Doesn't mean that if you throw your rotors into water that it's even then it's fine and dandy though. I think it'll still be uneven though a lot less than pouring water onto one side of it - it's hard to explain. Think of a book when you spill water over it - it dries and becomes all wavy.
    I understand the concept of warping, no worries. Just not the practicality of the example. YMMV. I just have had little issues with my steel rotors (can't speak for others, haven't tried them) warping due to water immersion even when hot. They'll make noise just as they will in other certain conditions, but not really "ruining" them....can't even say I've had even to true a rotor in that kind of circumstance. Just wondering where the ruining comes in here...

    I thought we'd see a rotor burst into flames or shatter from the initial post, or when the bottle at the end of the video might do when it does touch the rotor, or....something.
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    If the rotors are stainless steel they will be fine. Stainless steel is really good at doing a lot of heat cycles without deforming which is why is use in this aplication.
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    Wow, that's so cool. I'm going to melt a bottle on my brakes tomorrow, after I cool them by pouring Perrier all over them.

    Seriously, they're brakes. They get hot. Why is it so amazing?

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