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    mech. rotors

    well, when after riding this bike for a little i am going through the motions of fine tuning it to my style and wants.

    i was messing with the brakes today and i noticed the front would not stop scraping on the pads, so i flipped her over and took a look at what was going on, the friggen rotor is warped. so the first thing i said was "you have got to be kiding me" then came, oh yea duh warrenty. and after a little i was thinking how good can these rotors be if they are warped already?

    so what is a good rotor for mech discs, i dont really care if they are two peice or not.

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    I had Hayes 8 inch on my bike for about 3 weeks, and then they warped. Now ive had Hope Gothics for almost a year and they havent even started to warp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    so what is a good rotor for mech discs, i dont really care if they are two peice or not.
    You can pretty much use anything you want. From the nice and cheap $17 to what I use $56
    If you do get the Gothics you'll want to mount them this way:


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    who cares... unless the rub is so bad its actually stopping you, just live with it.

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    I just got a new bike and when I turn the front rotor makes a quit high piched noise. Could that be the rotor? I just brought my bike to the shop and it still makes that noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumpP.1
    who cares... unless the rub is so bad its actually stopping you, just live with it.
    thank you got adding that, really helped me out.

    are the gothics all looks or are they actually good rotors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    thank you got adding that, really helped me out.
    no problem, ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunalover
    I just got a new bike and when I turn the front rotor makes a quit high piched noise. Could that be the rotor? I just brought my bike to the shop and it still makes that noise.
    Just went through this myself, adjust the brakes out as far as you can keeping enough lever travel to stop no worries and take it for a steep downhill ride mine bedded in nicely after doing the above.
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    I've had good luck using a rubber-coated metal object (like say the handle on a small crescent wrench) to gently tweak the rotor back to straight.

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    hey raiyn is that an 06 fork?

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    Raiyn, why should he mount them that way, I have mine setup the other way and they seem fine. Whats your reasoning, maybe I should switcj mine around.

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