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Old 11-17-04, 08:05 PM
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Avid wavy rotors?

I just ordered a set of Avid Wavy rotors... I'm pretty sure they're the ones that come standard on the Juicy 7's, which I like a LOT. They're about $10 cheaper than the mini gothic rotors and weigh a whopping 104g each according to weight weenies. The reason I ordered them is twofold. One, I wanted some nicer rotors... two, I'm about to order a new wheelset and I'll need a set of discs for each. I think I'm also going to run a road cassette on my new wheels since the 32t granny gear is just ridiculous.
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Old 11-17-04, 10:10 PM
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these?
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Old 11-17-04, 10:48 PM
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Yup those.



You'll like the road cassette in town. Since I tried it I won't go back to a MTB cassette on my commuter.
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Old 11-17-04, 11:00 PM
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since I do so much intown riding...what's so good about it?
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
since I do so much intown riding...what's so good about it?
It might not be so good for you. Going to a road cassette gets rid of the lower (read bigger) gears that typically aren't used on pavement. It also provides a closer ratio in between gears often as little as a one tooth difference - so you can find that "just right" gear. You my friend may not benefit purely due to the fact that you need the taller gears to get up hills.
MTB cassettes are typically 11-34 teeth across the range while road cassettes like the one I use on my commuter are in the 11-23 ballpark.
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FORGET THAT I like my granny gears
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Those are what I'm getting, yes.. but only beyondbikes has them. They were like $38 each. Not too bad, better looking and lighter than stock.
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Old 11-18-04, 01:18 AM
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I got my new rotor I'm going to go down a big hillllllllll and see if it works better
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Nice! I went riding with just a rear brake (on account of the bike rack incident) last Thursday on a really long, steep downhill ...pretty sketchy! Haha...I definitely crashed a few times when the rear brake started to fade out. I finally installed all the new parts yesterday and it feels great to have two brakes again. It's pretty startling when you instinctively reach for the front brake lever and nothing happens

More on topic: Do those wavy/sawtooth rotors change the feel of the brakes? They look like they have less surface area than my regular Hayes rotors. Good looking though.
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Old 11-18-04, 04:49 AM
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Raiyn has a similar set called the Hope Mini Gothics and says they offer actually BETTER braking feel and less fade. They also tend to clean better as there's less small holes for stuff to get stuck in. They also seem to have more airflow through them so maybe they'd cool better under hard braking. However, I'm not a heavy enough rider to even think about caring about brake fade. Also as far as the road cassette goes, I was looking at a 12-25 or 11-25... something in that range.
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Originally Posted by enduro
More on topic: Do those wavy/sawtooth rotors change the feel of the brakes? They look like they have less surface area than my regular Hayes rotors. Good looking though.
They feel a bit better in my opinion. I explained the surface area thing in this thread.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...729#post563729
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Raiyn has a similar set called the Hope Mini Gothics
The only thing "mini" about those rotors is the fact that Hope makes a set for their Mini series of brakes.
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Well, from what I can tell they have the gothic and the mini gothic.. the minis are 160 mm.. the gothics are either 185 or 203mm. Since I run 160mm rotors, I was looking at the mini gothics.
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Yeah, that explanation makes sense. If they get bent it looks like they'd chew through pads pretty quickly, although "reversing" them would help.
I'm pretty light, so the only time I've ever had brake fade is when I only had a rear brake, on a really long steep downhill. I tend to use my granny gear a lot...I ride a lot of insanely steep, long sections that couldn't be cleaned without it.
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Just a small update on my rotors.. I ordered them from beyondbikes.com and they JUST shipped on 11-23. They were listed as in-stock on the website and the rep even said they were in stock... not only that, he said that I should have them by today when in fact they just shipped yesterday. I wonder what on earth took them a week to even process the order and ship! I've ordered a light from them today and we'll see if they botch this one up too. I can't say I've been happy with my experiences with them so far.
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