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    2011 CODES: What's up with that front rotor?

    Just finished installing a set of 2011 Codes. Nice brake set but the front rotor looks like it's straight out of Walmart. The "hub" of the rotor has no holes cut out of it so it adds another 50 grams to your wheel.
    Avid claims a weight savings over the old Codes, but I suppose that's only for the rear brake.

    Not a single review of this package, mentions the 2 different rotors or the pie plate front rotor. Anyone know the reasoning behind this?

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    Might be to help with noise dampening and/or heat dispersion.

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    More mass in the area away from the braking surface will draw heat more effectively away. There will also be more surface area for cooling. Also the larger mass will mean a stiffer rotor which should mean less warping as it heats up.
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    I thought about the heat aspects as well.
    My logic may be off, but wouldn't the larger mass retain heat longer? Longer to build up I guess too.

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    Hmmm... I got 11 Codes and my rotors dont look like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1creeker View Post
    I thought about the heat aspects as well.
    My logic may be off, but wouldn't the larger mass retain heat longer? Longer to build up I guess too.

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    I think the Gen 3, rev 2, rotors like this are all about vibration (howling) reduction. I bought spare 203mm and 185mm Gen 3 rotors and they are solid in the center unlike the Gen 3 rotors that are on my bike. Avid has battled vibration issues for some time, especially in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanPCN View Post
    I think the Gen 3, rev 2, rotors like this are all about vibration (howling) reduction. I bought spare 203mm and 185mm Gen 3 rotors and they are solid in the center unlike the Gen 3 rotors that are on my bike. Avid has battled vibration issues for some time, especially in the rear.
    That makes sense. Although, the only Avid brake I had noise issues with were my old Juicy's. The last pair of Code's I had were really quiet.

    I have the pie plate rotor on the front for now since the front sees more abuse...that, and I can still see it and dream of pie. mmmm. I'll show that extra 50 grams of rotor what real weight gain is.

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    I think the Codes default to using organic pads which are far less prone to vibration/howling. The Elixir defaults to metallic and there are countless threads on howling brakes. I am new tho the Avid world with the Elixirs that came on my Session 88. My rear has buzzed occasionally. Anyway, the extra mass should help keep things a little cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1creeker View Post
    Not a single review of this package, mentions the 2 different rotors or the pie plate front rotor. Anyone know the reasoning behind this?
    Strength, just a guess. Isn't there 4 pistons now..

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