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    Has anyone tried these floating rotors yet?

    "It looks flexy"

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    They still haven't been released, the last word I heard was Jan sometime?

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    Nope, but the shimano ones seem perfect to me.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    Nope, but the shimano ones seem perfect to me.
    Shimano has floating rotors?

    I like their rigid stuff and that's all I'm running right now but floating would be nice.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I found shimano normal rotors to be the worst out there, but the floating are really good.

    RT76 for 6 bolt, RT75 for norm.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    I don't think those are. Aren't the just riveted together like all their other ones?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    I don't think those are. Aren't the just riveted together like all their other ones?
    I believe you are correct, they don't float.
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    Both the Hayes and Shimano are 2 piece rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    Both the Hayes and Shimano are 2 piece rotors.
    The Hayes allows the rotor to move back and forth on the mounting hardward while the Shimano is rigidly fixed. They look similar but aren't.
    "It looks flexy"

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    This thread is not about two piece rotors. Take a close look at the threads
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    Floating rotors, this thread is about floating rotors.

    Again everyone, can we say floating rotors?

    Remember, this thread is about floating rotors. Specifically a new floating rotor from Hayes.
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    Sorry about my syntax (take a chill will yah), but I have been involved with these rotors and their accompanying Prime brakes as a media person since last year. I have seen pre Sea Otter, Sea Otter and Interbike versions of the rotors and brakes, so I think I am familiar with them, and I have gone over everything about them in depth with the Hayes designer. They are still a two piece rotor, and they're precisely called "Two-piece floating". They have not been released as yet, so it would be difficult to make much of a true valued opinion. Ask me in a month or so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    Sorry about my syntax (take a chill will yah), but I have been involved with these rotors and their accompanying Prime brakes as a media person since last year. I have seen pre Sea Otter, Sea Otter and Interbike versions of the rotors and brakes, so I think I am familiar with them, and I have gone over everything about them in depth with the Hayes designer. They are still a two piece rotor, and they're precisely called "Two-piece floating". They have not been released as yet, so it would be difficult to make much of a true valued opinion. Ask me in a month or so!
    Thanks for the post. The Hayes site does say they are floating rotors. The Shimano's don't float. My post was just to point out that many herein "seem" to be confusing the two topics.
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    Has anyone tried the Magura Venti 2-piece Rotor?? I'm thinking about getting a pair.

    <img src="http://www.pricepoint.com/images/styleImages/D_115%20MAGVD8.jpg" />

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedone31
    Has anyone tried the Magura Venti 2-piece Rotor?? I'm thinking about getting a pair.

    <img src="http://www.pricepoint.com/images/styleImages/D_115%20MAGVD8.jpg" />
    I think there are a ton of people having rubbing issues with those. But I haven't tried them. And I don't think they are floating either.

    Also, if you want them, Competitive Cyclist has them for $30
    Last edited by gticlay; 12-28-2010 at 01:03 PM.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Could someone explain what makes a floating rotor float?
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    Could someone explain what makes a floating rotor float?
    Normal rotors are one piece, and are bolted directly to the wheel. Floating rotors are two pieces, the rotor and the carrier. The carrier is bolted to the wheel, and the rotor is attached to the carrier using float buttons. The buttons allow the rotor move laterally, but restrict angular and rotational movement. Warping or misalignment in the wheel or rotor won't be transferred to the steering or suspension because the rotor will float laterally on the float buttons. In addition, heat isn't transferred from the rotor down to the carrier (the buttons acting as an intermediary), and the rotor can heat up and expand independently from the carrier, for increased rotor stability, stopping performance, and product life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedone31
    Has anyone tried the Magura Venti 2-piece Rotor?? I'm thinking about getting a pair.
    I have a set on one of my bikes (with Magura Louise BAT brakes) and I *really* like them.

    Strangely, they work notably better than the Magura SL Drilled rotors, on the same brakes. Testing downhilling at Diablo Freeride and Plattekill Bike Park. Still with great modulation.

    The carrier though is *fat* so they will NOT work with all brakes, take note of that.

    The clearance is also pretty tight on the fork-leg of my Marz 66. No rub issue, but only 3-4 mm gap between the fork leg and the rivets on the carrier.

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    My supplier gets them in around Jan/Feb with an MSRP of $42.49 per rotor. They come stock with the Prime Pro brakes as well. For those who are interested...
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    I contacted Hayes and they said "not yet". Can't wait to try them. Seems like a great product to make in centerlock as well. I know they can do it because there were some Hayes CL protos floating around a while back. Ah, here's a pic:
    "It looks flexy"

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    This is amazing!!!! This is the first time I have heard MTB'rs understanding the difference between 2 piece and floating rotors. LoL congratulations
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    I wanted to see if I had floating rotors, so I took them off my wheels and threw them into the lake.

    Turns out that I didn't have floating rotors
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I wanted to see if I had floating rotors, so I took them off my wheels and threw them into the lake.

    Turns out that I didn't have floating rotors

    Look at the bright side you now have a technique to test the sales hype.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Look at the bright side you now have a technique to test the sales hype.
    What rotors are you running? I'm currently on CL Shimano but WILL be buying the Hayes.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay
    What rotors are you running? I'm currently on CL Shimano but WILL be buying the Hayes.

    Galfer Wave rotors
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Galfer Wave rotors
    funny, I use Golfer Discs
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    funny, I use Golfer Discs

    Oh ya those are the iron ones a little heavy but no need to worry about warping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Oh ya those are the iron ones a little heavy but no need to worry about warping.
    Actually they're hard plastic and they can easily be warped in a hot car
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    Actually they're hard plastic and they can easily be warped in a hot car

    Keep the AC on bro
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    At least they actually float tho - in the right conditions
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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