Alligator Windcutter Colored Disc Rotor
Alligator found possibly the only way to improve their already fantastic brake rotors by adding a splash of color. These high quality stainless steel rotors are designed for six bolt hubs and will fit any brand of brake caliper. For best results there are a couple things to note:
1) If your brake pads are pretty worn down it's always a good idea to install fresh pads to go with new rotors.
2) If you're changing rotor size, from a 160 to a 180mm for example, you will need new brake adapters to accommodate the change in size. If you're sticking with your current size you're good to go.
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Light took a bit longer to break in than some other rotors. I get a pulsation in the lever when I really crank down. I had to remove both washers on my BB7s to get the pad to make good contact they might be a little smaller than 160.
I purchased these rotors in red when they went on clearance for $20. Great price for a rotor, and they are very light weight. Purchased them because they looked cool, are light weight, and were a cheap, good deal. Install was simple. They came with 6 new bolts with thread lock and 6 washers. They replaced some older, much heavier stock Avid's. Looks wise they actually look really cool. The red coating looks really sweet, it's subtle but cool. The saw blade look of them is really aggressive. I was worried it might look a bit cheesy, but they actually look really cool. Performance wise, there's not much of a difference between this and the Avid's, other than they took a bit to "break in" where they would grab as tight as the Avid's did. My theory was because of the oils from my hands from the install. I can't say they're light enough to make a solid weight difference in the bike, but it helps in the overall weight-shedding. I would not hesitate to put these rotors on my bikes again, or recommend these to anyone.
After warping my stock rotors several times I decided to give these a try. They worked perfectly! They worked great with my Avid BB5's and are what I will putting on my new Elixir's when it is time to replace the stock parts.
I am a weekend warrior with my all mountain bike. I purchased these about 2 years ago for their looks and price. I can see no reason to spend more. Look and work great! I have no brake pulsation as of yet.
They work great. I ride XC on a hart ail 29er, 160mm front & rear.
These look great and I can tell no difference between them and what came with my BB&'s.
The rotor is definitely the best looking and one of the lightest rotors on the market. Depending on your brakes, you might not have the whole pad contact the rotor and the cutouts/scallops might be an issue. I only have 2/3 of my front pad touching the rotors. If you are able to shim your calipers you should have no issue. Even without full contact they deliver very good braking performance. If looks are just as important as performance, you can't go wrong.
I have recently bought this rotor for the front and back of my bike. It has an awesome look to it and also works great. I would recommend this product to anyone.
Nice product to trick out your ride. looks cool and comes in various colors. I was concerned that lack of surface area would impact stopping power. No worries here. I bought these for my build with 180mm up front and 160mm out back. I have been amazed at how well these rotors work!
I purchased these when I changed out my front rotor to a 180mm. I was concerned since these appear to have less surface area then the avid clean sweeps I had and might impact braking performance. My worries were unfounded. These are light and look really cool I bought the red and braking performance is still excellent.