Apparently some people like em (myself included - I think they're cool) - even tho a rotor is a rotor and tacky
My tacky comment doesn't apply to the hopes. Those are sekushi. I dont' count them as bling bling though b/c to me bling bling means there are design elements that do nothing for the rotor but looks. Hope's design has a purpose. Unfortunately, they do have some compat issues
There's nothing wrong with bling, I like all of those especially the skull design.
I think the skull ones are pretty badass, but I dunno if I'd drop $65/ea. on 'em right now (I might if I got a great deal on a system w/out rotors like the OP might've), but they go nicely w/ my valve-stem 'bling' don't ya think?.
Speakin of bling - my roundagons are DIY - gold leaf and bronzing powder appliqué.
(looks better in person)
... I actually like the look of roundagons alot. It looks like a nothing wasted design. Oh yeah, the electrical connector is very original.
Hey man, I get where your coming from... I am a function over form guy myself when it comes to bikes (not w/ my art ), but, if I can get something that I think looks cool, while still performing like I want, at the price I'm willing to pay, I'll do it.
Take my spoke nipples for example; yeah, they were a bit more than the brass ones - but not much. I paid a bit more for something I felt complemented my bike's color scheme without sacrificing performance. That kind of attention to detail comes across nicely, I think - it does serve a purpose, albeit aesthetically.
I usually do these kinds of 'upgrades' only if it's a product I need to buy anyway. For instance, my roundagons work perfectly fine - no need to buy the skull rutors.
Other unnecessary 'bling', but necessary for my bike:
- Ano red QR seatpost clamp - replaced bolted clamp.
- Lock-on grips w/ ano clamps - replaces worn grips.
- Ano nipples - building wheel anyways
-makes the bike look snazzy w/ out breaking the bank.
I'll shut up now
*Oh! BTW, thanks for noticing the wire-nut. I get more "oh, cool dude!"'s on that more than my Hope post clamp (or any other touch) And its free! - well for me, I'm an electronics dood too - tons of stuff like that around.
Don't worry... you're not the first...
I think it'd be awesome if someone actually had raw steel (not stainless) for rotors.
Your disc-brakes on your car might be that way!!
But, yeah, It's funny to me if someone assumes my rotors are rusty.
"How the hell is that dude stoppin' right w/ rusty rotors?"
My answer would be " Easy, fukwad... the iron oxide provides the BEST stopping power!"