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    Alligator windcutters

    Just got the alligator windcutters 180 front 160 back and after todays ride wasn't happen with them in the downhill sections my brakes was going out, is this because of the brakes or the rotor?? I have Shimano deore



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    First time I seen smoke coming out of the rear brakes lol

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    Did you bed them in?

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    It was my first Long lots of decents with them

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    I don't think the windcutter is really designed for long, fast downhills, since they are so light >100g for the 160. If you were just overheating the back brake, you could try using more front brake, since it has more stopping power, using the 180mm rotor, and the front provides a more significant speed reduction.

    You may want to look at a more substantial rotor that can hold more heat, than the windcutters if your brakes are fading.

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    Yea thats what i figured I got some icetech foe the front and put the 180 windcutter in the back its kinda better

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    Been running these for 2 years; flawless. They are a light weight XC rotor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Been running these for 2 years; flawless when used for the intended application. They are a light weight XC rotor.
    I wouldn't use these anywhere with elevation gain . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    I wouldn't use these anywhere with elevation gain . . .
    This would entirely depend on the rider, the braking style, and the trails ridden.
    I am on my second season with these and have had zero issues, but I only wieght 170lbs, and am a heavy front brake user. Since the front brake will slow you down more with less heat production, there is less overheating problems.

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