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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:01 pm 
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i use icetech rotors and are pleased with their performance.however they are heavy and i would like to change them.are lightweight rotors strong enough for a clydesdale who rides am?
before you all tell me to lose weight around the middle-i am in the process of doing just that and also being a clydesdale doesnt stop you being a weight weenie!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:28 pm 
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Didn't realise that Lightweight were making rotors. ;)

Or do you mean light weight rotors?
Cos if you do, the answer is "depends". How light do you want to go. Some of the very lightest are even a bit marginal with normal weight riders.

Also, 6 bolt or spline?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:41 pm 
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I use Alligator lightweight rotors on my commuter and on the rear of the MTB (all 160mm) and am very happy with them, wasn't 100% happy on the front of the MTB so got some A2Z Teppenyaki spades (alloy carrier) which add 17g (72g for 'gator, 89g for the A2Z) but have a full sized brake surface and I find them fine (85Kg rider plus about 2Kg of pack). Icetech are 115g (XT 6 bolt fitting) which is a big chunk extra and not much lighter than the Hayes I was running on the front (123g) for a lot more money - Hayes were the lightest 'regular' 160mm disc I found.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:54 pm 
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i meant light weight obviously.thanks for the advice.maybe i will go for medium weight rotors

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:27 pm 
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does anyone know well magura storm sl rotors perform?

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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=127762&start=30

A good read few posts down the page.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:15 am 
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I wouldn't compromise safety for a bit of weight reduction. I have the Ice-Tech on my AM bike and the Ashima Ai2 on the XC bike. I weigh #142 and would not trust the braking on the AM bike to the lighter Ai2's.

If you ride XC...then running some lightweight rotors would be ok...but if you are heavier and ride more gnarly terrain...I'd stick with the Ice-Tech rotors.

I've noticed that the Ai2's are eating through my pads faster than the Ice-Techs did.

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fxrextreme wrote:
does anyone know well magura storm sl rotors perform?

I use them with xt brakes on my bike for both racing and traning and they perform good, I dont have any problem with them. I have 160\180 and I will change the front for a 160 for saving weight sometime in the future... the rear disc shows some wear but nothing to worry about.

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I'm currently using the IceTech rotors too. Not only is there great performance and one finger braking there is the they also run silent 99% of the time. I like quiet.

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For those advocating icetech, try the A2Z,just as good at the braking bit (and quiet) and lighter weight......and not that expensive either.

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