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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Rotor warp under heavy braking

    It happened again yesterday. There's a long steep paved road at the end of a long local DH run (many thousand feet). Coming to a stop at the bottom takes quite a bit of braking and near the bottom my front rotor starts to warp and get wobbly...I'm talking as much as a quarter inch of deflection each way...then it goes back straight after a few moments of cooling when I stop. I'm running Formula K24's with a 203 Alligator front rotor. Is this normal or is the Alligator just a wimpy rotor?

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    meh....
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    Alligator rotors are probably a little wimpy for that much heat since they are lighter than others. lighter means less material, so they'll get hotter. if it's a problem, get a heavier rotor. it'll probably still warp a bit, but probably not as much.

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    One thing to add, how much rear brake are you using to help slow you down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    One thing to add, how much rear brake are you using to help slow you down?
    Just enough to not break traction. (I'm no noob.)

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    Dump the 'Gators and invest in and install some heavier workhorse type rotors.
    ...and proud member of the anti-sock puppet desolation

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    Ok, just asking. Might have to try a different rotor. Something with just a little bit more material.

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    Yes, that's fonetic
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg
    Dump the 'Gators and invest in and install some heavier workhorse type rotors.
    That's the plan. What's a few milligrams when you're already over 40lbs?

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