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    Rotor options for Saint 810's?

    I love my Saint brakes but the howling is getting old. They don't always make noise, it's mostly on warm days when I'm doing multiple runs. I was thinking maybe different rotors would help. (I currently use Shimano RT75DH rotors with metallic pads. I posted this in the brake forum but only got one response.)

    Can I just use any 203mm rotor?

    I am currently looking at Formula or picking up the new Shimano RT86 Ice rotors. Any thoughts on those or any other recommendations?

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    IceTech rotors are no better, just as noisy.

    Mine get loud when it is wet out. The performance is great in dry but degrades quickly in the slop. I think it is a Shimano thing. I have XTR Trails on my trail bike and they make the same noise my Saint's do in the wet.

    I am also looking for a solution. The only thing that stops the noise is cleaning the pads with sand paper and taking scotch brite to the rotor every week. I like maintenance but this is too much.

    MGS

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    I currently use the Magura Storm SL rotors and they do really good for me. They are quiet, and feel better then the shimano rotors I have used.

    -Brett

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    Have a look at Hope floating rotors. I have them on both my bikes - on Giant Faith I have them with the Saints and work perfect. Quiet, great modulation and plenty of power

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    Mine made a little noise with Shimano CL rotors (XT). WIth the old style 6 bolt 203mm rotors, they are dead silent, and with the Magura 203mm Storm SL rotors, they are super quiet in all circumstances. So you might want to try those out - real light, real quiet, and now that it's muddy here, I've found them to clear water and mud very well.
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    Thanks guys for the feedback! I'll avoid the Ice rotors and check out Magura and Hope.

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    I use RT76 on my 810's and no issues so far, I run a mix of metallic and organic brake pads both front and back. But any rotors should be okay. Good luck.

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    Hope mono 6 floating razors ..........a little thicker and they stay straiter.........try running one ceramic and one metal pad.....I love this combination
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    Hope mono 6 floating razors ..........a little thicker and they stay straiter.........try running one ceramic and one metal pad.....I love this combination
    Where did you get the ceramic pads from? When I looked around all I could find were organic or metallic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    I currently use the Magura Storm SL rotors and they do really good for me. They are quiet, and feel better then the shimano rotors I have used.

    -Brett
    I plan to replace Alligator WindCutter rotors with Storm SL on my Code 2011/Exlir CR combo. Have you ever tried Alligators?
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