Alligator Wind-Cutter Titanium Nitrite Coated Rotor
High Grade Titanium Nitrite Coated Steel Disc brake rotors. Precision engineered to have superior strength, and to dissipate heat quickly.
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i think these stop just as well as avid or hayes rotors, having used both. they clear mud slightly better, but really, how big of an issue is that. they are lighter than hayes and avid rotors if that's a big thing to you. the price is definitely right. the downside is they have a swishy sound to them, and until your pads get really seated you can feel those "waves". they are easier to align than other rotors as well, but this just probably means they are softer metal.
I can't lie - I got these because they looked cool! They weigh no less and stop no better than my stock Shimano rotors, but look a lot better. After a few months of use they show no wear, so they seem to be a great replacement rotor that looks noticeably aftermarket.
I put these on my old bike, and they were awesome. great look with good performance. A year later I sold to my friend and they are still on there doing their job. May always on sale but they are great.
So i got these in 203mm, It's no wonder they're always on sale. You can feel each new braking surface hit the pads. Im shocked to see so many good reviews on these, it's kinda fishy. Im not gonna lie, I still think they look good, but when it comes to braking I care more about performance then looks. Would not buy again, but they do look pretty cool on my wall.
Methinks 'Roland C' simply looked at the picture, and not having ANY experience with mountain bike nor MX bike rotors, figured the saw cut would make for uneven braking/feel, and being the internet expert type, decided to let the world know. In REALITY, MOST rotors now days have some sort of saw cut, and are relieved of material to make 'em lighter, and to help shave mud. Since modern machine blades are pretty good at cutting surfaces flat and even, there is NO 'pulsating' or 'vibration' coming through the brake lever(s) on ANY of these brakes. I personally replaced a set of 203/180mm XT rotors simply to save a little weight(XT's are heavy, and so is my bike), and can't tell the difference in braking performance between the two.
These things work and look sweet. Another review mentioned noise. Has to be his pads because mine are whisper quiet unless it's wet.
grab just fine, added some bling to my bike at the same time
I purchsed these rotors front and rear. they look nice and brake well. Only issue i dont like is that they are too loud! I might need to change pads and see if that will fix the braking noise.
Not sure what exactly the other guy was saying about the brakes but I use these same rotors 160 in the front and 203 in the rear using my old BB5 brackets from my prior brake setup along with the Shimano SLX Ice Tech's and they LITERALLY stop you in your tracks. Of course if you slip it's because the tires are skidding a lil bit but it's called Mountain biking for a reason. Bought them when they had them on for $20/Thursday's. PRICEPOINT needs to bring that special back,ASAP!!
This rotor is so sweet on the bike I got the 8 inch one and it's a monster and the price is crazy to pass up. Not one spot of rust had it about 2 months.
Looks cool but not enough surface area and can feel vibration/pulsation from the jagged shape. BB-7s, put back a standard avid rotor and immediately had braking power back and no pulsation.