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    Are these good brakes

    I am building a Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 70. Are these brakes any good? Thanks for your help.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250407961819

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    XT are fine brakes - good luck w/ the bidding!
    too bad there's no rotors, but meh...if you can get 'em cheap, who cares right?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    It pretty commonplace for ebay to sell brakes w/ no rotors. I don't know if it makes any difference in price at all.

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    ^^^ plus it makes for the perfect excuse to get some bling-bling rotors!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    You like bling bling rotors? I think they're tacky - in the same way chromed 22" on escalades are.

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    WIll these work with any 6 bolt rotor?

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    It will work with most rotors given the correct adaptor. Just don't buy the Hope vented rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    ^^^ plus it makes for the perfect excuse to get some bling-bling rotors!
    I don't know it might just be me but could you point out a "bling" rotor.
    Cause to me a rotor is just kind a rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freaknunu
    I don't know it might just be me but could you point out a "bling" rotor.
    Cause to me a rotor is just kind a rotor.
    I don't read minds but I'm guessing its something like these:


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    Quote Originally Posted by freaknunu
    I don't know it might just be me but could you point out a "bling" rotor.
    Cause to me a rotor is just kind a rotor.
    Geez guys - a little touchy eh? I run the most 'unblingy' style out there - roundagons,
    But if someone gave these to me, I'd like 'em


    or if you wanted to match some colors or shed some weight you might like this:


    Apparently some people like em (myself included - I think they're cool) - even tho a rotor is a rotor and tacky
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    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

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    There's nothing wrong with bling, I like all of those especially the skull design.
    Last edited by Satiro; 04-23-2009 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satiro
    There's nothing wrong with bling, I like all of those especially the skull design.
    Right?!
    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)


    But, to each his own!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satiro
    There's nothing wrong with bling, I like all of those especially the skull design.
    To each his own. Some people spend hundreds to save a few grams. In that light, those skulls/dragons on the rotor spokes are an abomination.

    highdell: I actually like the look of roundagons alot. It looks like a nothing wasted design. Oh yeah, the electrical connector is very original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    ... 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
    etc.

    -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.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    OoOoO it ended at $122. Not bad but not crazy good either. I would've gone for the M755 XTs - that's the kind of bling I like. M765's are kinda anonymous IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Speakin of bling - my roundagons are DIY - gold leaf and bronzing powder appliqué.
    (looks better in person)


    But, to each his own!

    i thought that was rust
    nothing in life is real, so if anything goes wrong, blame the dead guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by B@dKarma
    i thought that was rust
    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!"
    -next question...

    No offense to you of course!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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