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    Rusty Hope 2 piece Rotors

    Just installed a set of 09 Tech X2's with 2 piece rotors. First ride yesterday and there is now rust on the edge of every cutout. (not on the surface).

    Is this normal for Hopes? I have had every other brand of brakes and have never had this before. The only good thing is that the color of the rust matches my frame.

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    Mine are the same.
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    same here too...
    my bike is left in the shed outside after riding/cleaning

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    If it really bothers you, take some fine grit (1000) sand/glass paper and take it over the internal surfaces. A Dremel polishing tool is even better. The result is a smaller and smoother surface area which will not get rust spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    If it really bothers you, take some fine grit (1000) sand/glass paper and take it over the internal surfaces. A Dremel polishing tool is even better. The result is a smaller and smoother surface area which will not get rust spots.
    I'll probably just replace the rotors with ones that don't rust. I have plenty. I was just curious if mine were out of the ordinary. I guess not.

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    Mine are showing rust as well. I always wondered if anyone else was experiencing the same thing. Looks that way.
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    It is not the stainless steel part but tiny particle of the cutting tool that is left on the machined surfaced, happens with stainless bolts using hardened steel screw drivers / Allen keys on them (you can get stainless tools to stop this) my cleat bolts do it

    As has be already mentioned, polish it off and it won't come back

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    leave it - rust provides more grip!
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    lol love that just leave it......
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    I always drooled after the hopw floating rotor until I got one, then nothing but problems.
    Worst pieces of crap ever, rust was teh least of the problems.

    The Al rotor warped and bent!

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    Mine have some rust as well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    I always drooled after the hopw floating rotor until I got one, then nothing but problems.
    Worst pieces of crap ever, rust was teh least of the problems.

    The Al rotor warped and bent!
    haha!
    the way you ride your bike, I'm not surprised
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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