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Old 08-14-2008, 09:37 PM
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Exclamation Brake-in for new rotors?

Kumustas!

Got me self a pair of the gold-ish Alligator rotors; 203mm and 180mm. I immediately noticed na biglang humina 'yung stopping power especially sa harap, which in a note the same size as my former. Kailangan pa ba i-break-in 'tong mga 'to? 'Di ba brake pads lang ang may break-in? Except for the new rotor bolts and smaller adapter in the rear (which has been Avid CPS aligned), nothing has changed with my braking system.

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Old 08-14-2008, 09:42 PM
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Definitely needs some braking in or breaking in.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:14 PM
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Yep it would need some braking in, i just replaced my 8" Clean Sweep rotors to 7" Aligator Wind Cutters, after just about 15kms, it felt broken in already :)
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Default Re: Brake-in for new rotors?

If you don't break it in properly, baka magka pulse. That'll mean a new set of rotors and pads...or pads lang
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Sir Jc, what do you mean na magka "Pulse" sir?
Sorry for my ignorance :sigh:
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Default Re: Brake-in for new rotors?

to break in new rotors:
- get into granny gear (smallest chainring, largest cog) and start pedalling with ur hands on the brakes lightly feathering it..i usually do this continously for 15mins. after the pads are properly broken in you'll immediately feel the brakes biting immediately..

personally i like alligator windcutters solely for their looks but not for their performance because of their thin metal profile.. the more metal contact to the the brake pads means more friction=more stopping power..

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Just ride and ride and ride... after a week, you will notice malakas na ulit brake mo. ...

for that gold finish alligator rotor, the pad contact area will expose the natural stainless steel. magiging two tone na yan...

What I don't like with this golden rotor, parang kinakalawang na sya eh bago pa naman...:thumbsdown:
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Yup. Break-in definitely required. Kala ko sa pads lang 'yun. Went almost 3 times downhill the patch of road at Ultra in Pasig to get these babies to burn. Now they're performing as powerful as my former 8-inchers. Couldn't even distinguish the transition from 8" to 7" rotor "locking-up" performance. The pad contact area has been polished and as Sir BongJumper pointed out, magiging two-tone nga 'to in time.
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Sir Jc, what do you mean na magka "Pulse" sir?
Sorry for my ignorance :sigh:
Sorry bro, just noticed the thread again.

Light braking at first para even ang deposits ng pad debris sa rotors. If you brake hard initially, magiging uneven and deposits ng debris sa rotors leading to that feel na may pulse while braking which is uneven braking?

sorry kung parang di ko ma explain mabuti:coldsweat:
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