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    Hayes HFX-9 Rotor Compatibility

    Well I guess this is my first post, and I checked around for a similar thread and didn't really find one, so:

    I have this year's Hayes HFX-9 hydraulic disc brakes, and somehow have managed to bend both rotors. They are to the point that the wheels don't spin freely without an adjustment each ride. My friend bought some Deore disc brakes, and he has not had any problems with the rotors at all. Now my question is, can I get some Deore rotors and mount them and will they work with my brakes? I know that they have to be 6-bolt to be compatible with my bike (Stock 2005 Kona Kikapu Deluxe). Thanks for any help, and if I need to give more info, just let me know.

    Thanks again!

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Brakes don't care whose rotor they clamp so long as it's the right diameter. I'd suggest looking at these instead of the Deore rotors.
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/113...rake-Rotor.htm

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    Also note that Hayes are a hair thicker than shimano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtbike
    Also note that Hayes are a hair thicker than shimano.
    Not that it matters

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    couldnt you just take a creccent wrench(or thoes disk brake tools) and bend it back. or are they REALLY bent?
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    no... hurts more than it helps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    no... hurts more than it helps....
    Depends on how good you are with a wrench. I've managed to true a few rotors using the wrench trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Not that it matters
    They may actually be harder to warp if they're thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    They may actually be harder to warp if they're thicker.
    I doubt a tenth of a mm or less is really going to make a huge difference. Rotors are nominally 2mm thick

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    Thanks for all the input. They are bent pretty badly, to the point that they rub about half the time and actually slow me down a little bit. And Raiyn, are those rotors pretty strong? Basically I am looking for a quite strong rotor that won't bend much at all, and I am not a weight freak. Basically, I would rather have a strong, heavier rotor than a more bendable, lightweight rotor, and the only rotors I've seen in action are Deore and Hayes. I'll take a look at those ones you suggested though. Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apparati
    And Raiyn, are those rotors pretty strong?
    They're adequate and cheap. Much cheaper than anything else you're likely to find.

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    OK, thanks very much.

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