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    Would there be a working difference between Magura Storm rotor and the Storm SL?

    I need to replace my rotor, and I'm thinking that I'm going on the standard Storm rotor.

    Is weight the only difference, or would the larger contact of the Storm vs SL be stronger? or dissipate heat faster/slower?

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    The Storm is more powerful, though seems to lock up slightly easier, while the SL, which has substantial cutouts,

    Storm SL 160mm 92 grams
    Storm SL 180mm 114.2 grams
    Storm 160mm 114.1 grams
    Storm 180mm 139.8 grams

    From: Brian Mullin, Author, MTBR, "Magura Marta FR Review" (Feb. 6. 2011)

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    Would there be a working difference between Magura Storm rotor and the Storm SL?

    I use the 140 Storm SL in rear with BB7 (160 HS1 in front) and I have plenty of power and very nice feel. Unless you're going DH or hardcore riding (or concerned with pad wear and longevity), the SL would be a more sexy and feel-wise choice. That's assuming you can find them at a good price, since they retail for about $50 MSRP. I got mine for only $13 a piece on close-out sale on eBay from BikeWagon.

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    The SL is of course lighter but also has a little better initial bite due to the amount of cut-outs. Downsides, faster pad wear and less heat stable.
    The Storm is a better performer from a heat aspect as there is more material overall and therefore a better heat sync.
    Some say the Storm feels better but I run the SL in my area.
    If you put a lot of heat in the system from a lot of descents or from being a heavier rider, the Storm may work better for you.
    Jude

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