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    Rotor colors

    Would it be odd if Disk Brake rotors could be another color like black, red, yellow or something? Or maybe have a paint that could stick on there w/out being rubbed off. In a sense, I think it would be pretty cool.

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    They have those already. I saw a few on ebay. They have a weight limit though, I think the maximum rider weight is something like 185 lbs.
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    You could just pay the $$$ for the Hope rotors.
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    Oh sweet.

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    I was also thinking if I could get some black rotors! That would be sweet

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    no love for pink?!

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    Pink up front and black rear.

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    Just curious, since most rotors are made from stainless steel and these Anodized Rotors are made from Aluminum, wouldn't these softer metal aluminum rotors wear really fast?

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    Yeah, you'd think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor p
    Um, no. That would gunk up your pad pretty quickly unless you do not paint the rotor surface where the brake pad makes contact.

    For the record, any coating would come off. The anodizing would, most likely, not gunk up your pads but after a couple of uses the coloration will wear away. I would also wonder about the stability of the aluminum under some of the heat that can be generated. Has anyone tried these to see if they warp? Does anyone know how much heat can be generated from a typical hydraulic brake set-up?
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    There's a guy on Pinkbike who will powdercoat bike components including rotors, maybe ask him to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor p
    That's for the brake calipers, not the rotors. Pretty big difference.

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    you wouldn't want to powder coat rotors, that would pretty much loose the whole purpose of the rotor itself. NOW what I do want is some of those, i think they're Magura, rotors with the red aerodynamic looking center section, those are hot.

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    They are the Magura Louise, the rotors form those are hot



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    I still think silver looks the best. The inside colors are nice however.

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