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    Anyone know of some good brake rotors?

    My Hayes rotors are thin an bent a little, i want to get some good heavy duty rotors that do not flex that much. Have any recommendations? The Avid roundagon rotors seem tough. Any comments would be great. Thanks

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    I'll bite...
    What diameter discs are you using?, if it's a 6" I upgraded my girlfriends' 6s to Hayes Mudcutters and they're amazingly quiet and grippy and for the deal Pricepoint had(s) them on...

    if you're running an 8" go with one that has more supports from the bolts to the brakeing surface. I have a Saint 8s" it's a nice brake but, center lock.

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    Galfer rotors are awsome. Yoyr LBS can order them from BTI.

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    Yeah, i am running 8" rotors by the way. That Galfer rotor looks a little flimsy, no? Any others?

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    Looks can be decieving.

    Hope 2-piece rotors, but they may require a little bit of grinding to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Looks can be decieving.
    Yup!! Galfers are very nice & if you do over heat they have excelent memmory & go right back to true. The wave rotor was designed by Galfer to help cool the pads quicker. They developed the rotors on motos for the GP/Super Bike circut's. They also have excelent pads.
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    Cool, i would like some new pads too and was thinking of just going with the replacement hayes pads. I will look into Galfer rotors and pads.
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    give it a few mths im starting a co. and we're making roters. ill let ya know when theyre ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by krist003
    Cool, i would like some new pads too and was thinking of just going with the replacement hayes pads. I will look into Galfer rotors and pads.
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    You will like the Galfer pads & rotors, i have been using they for about 4+ years for AM/FR/DH.
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    Sorry, but I wouldn't run rotors that somebody just drew up and cut/stamped out of a sheet of metal.

    Kidd made me some aluminum rotors, and they're light, but I don't really trust them. I only use them on race days.

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    I have been researching Galfer pads and rotors and i like what i see. I am going to go with them (besides, the rotors look sick too!). Thanks for the input guys, i really appreciate it!

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    galfers are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet... XD

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    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...66&category=15
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    Quote Originally Posted by balfabiker22
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...68&category=27
    Get this.... my friend has it. its cool and very strong!

    I would cook those crooked on a streetride for you. needlessly flashy, but oh so bling

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    If you want a rotor that looks really cool, check out the dirty dog ones. i have no idea how well they work, and they cost a bout 75 a rotor, but damn, they are hot.

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    I would just get another set of hayes
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    Quote Originally Posted by balfabiker22
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...68&category=27
    Get this.... my friend has it. its cool and very strong!
    Gothic rotors are flashy, but they really don't perform very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Gothic rotors are flashy, but they really don't perform very well.
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    If you feel like spending some $$$...go for these. Uber bling...



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    Im giving the formula rotor a try, dont have it yet.... I think phatmoose must have burned down....
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    dont worry guy you dont need to buy them, but they will be made w/ high temp steel and cut(not stamped) on a cnc. they will also be super beefy and virtually indesrtuctable. weve spent probably close to 500 hrs of reaserch on the material, structure of the roter, cad programming, and specs. they will be amazing. but again you dont have to buy them. ill send you a pair and you can decide. ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedestroyer 23
    dont worry guy you dont need to buy them, but they will be made w/ high temp steel and cut(not stamped) on a cnc. they will also be super beefy and virtually indesrtuctable. weve spent probably close to 500 hrs of reaserch on the material, structure of the roter, cad programming, and specs. they will be amazing. but again you dont have to buy them. ill send you a pair and you can decide. ok?
    ---jess
    Sorry, I didn't mean to insult you. I hadn't realized the amount of time you put into the rotors. It seems that just about everybody thinks that they're engineers these days, but I guess you guys have got this figured out. What kind of steel are you using? 410? 420? I'd be interested in checking them out. Any pictures? What kind of pattern/cutout are you planning?

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    were looking into 420+ 440 and some alloys no pics yet but when we do yall will be the first to see em. and dont worry im not insulted, i figure the bike industry has a shitty untill proven awsome policy. so no hard feelins cuz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedestroyer 23
    were looking into 420+ 440 and some alloys no pics yet but when we do yall will be the first to see em. and dont worry im not insulted, i figure the bike industry has a shitty untill proven awsome policy. so no hard feelins cuz.
    Sounds good. Good luck.

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    opUpWindow('products/highroller203.htm','50','50','650','650')" width="549">i really want those highroller ones, with the bongs n ****.

    thats so cool that they r comin out with blingin rotors, not neccisary at all, but really cool.

    i like how they have the fist stem thingy. that looks entertianing
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedestroyer 23
    were looking into 420+ 440 and some alloys no pics yet but when we do yall will be the first to see em. and dont worry im not insulted, i figure the bike industry has a shitty untill proven awsome policy. so no hard feelins cuz.
    good thing you are not in the arts...
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    good thing you are not in the arts...
    lmao my buddy is, i hear about it all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Looks can be decieving.

    Hope 2-piece rotors, but they may require a little bit of grinding to fit.
    Well, the problem is that any 1 peice rotor will heat up, and when it heats up it wants to stretch, but it's bolted to the wheel, so it can't stretch, it then tries to warp back on itself and becomes bent. The 2 piece rotor gets around this because one part of the rotor is bolted to the wheel (the carrier) and the other part is pinned to the 1st part, but it's free to "expand" as it heats up, because it's not "locked" to the first part. So the rotors can heat up and expand, but they will resist warping back on themselves.
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    Galpher Red pads are the only pads I run now.

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