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Old 08-07-14, 10:41 AM   #1
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Rotor Question

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I have a new set of road wheels on the way for my bike. I have everything I need but rotors. I have not been able to find the Spyre TRP rotors anywhere in 160mm.

1) Anyone know where I can order them online? I have found plenty of places that carry them, but they are all out of stock.

2) If not, are there any issues with using a different set/brand of rotors that are the same size? I am planning on already having to re-align calipers when I swap wheels, which is no big deal. Are there any other issues or considerations to take into account? Any brand or product recommendations?

As usual, thanks in advance.
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Old 08-08-14, 11:41 AM   #2
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Bump. Maybe better posted in the mechanical section?
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I suggest direct from TRP if you haven't tried that option.

There are better rotors available than those from TRP, and better PM/IS adaptors also (at least adaptors that will accommodate a wider range of frame/hub tolerances). If the riding environment is all flatland it's not such a big deal, most brands of rotor will work. For steep descents with frequent or continuous braking, larger, thicker rotors offer advantages.

I recommend SwissStop green pads over stock pads supplied with the Spyre caliper.
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Old 08-08-14, 03:41 PM   #4
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You can use any 160mm rotor with those brakes, but I'm pretty sure these match the ones that came with my HY/RD's and I'd guess the Spyres are the same:

Universal Cycles -- TRP 1 Piece Disc Brake Rotors
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adaptors are the way many non post mount frames went. 160F 140R.. 180F 160R.. any decent disc, should be fine

Avid * is thinner than Galfer's . so lighter .. but the thicker one may last longer .

*Avid's 4 bolt Rohloff discs cost less than any others



with google, the act of asking gets you a bunch of sellers .. since that is what they do.

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Thanks, those are the ones. Oddly enough, all the vendors I looked at online and all the suggestions from google shopping were out of stock of the 160's the day I made the thread. Thanks for the help, I should be all set shortly!
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A bike shop has wholesale sources ..
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