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Old 11-05-2010, 03:08 PM   #50
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Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Before buying the DR I reviewed a bunch of parts prices for various bikes. The DR seemed to have reasonable OEM parts prices which is one of many reasons that I chose it.

One of the first parts I needed to replace was the front rotor, which turns out to be stupid expensive (I think it was $180). I found a floating EBC rotor from ProCycle for $160 so I got it instead. It turns out this is an MX oversized rotor. The info on the website did not state that it was an oversized rotor, but I could have easily discovered that with a little more research. I'm a little put off that ProCycle did not mention that, but it's mainly my fault [NOTE: I think ProCycle is a great site and I would definitely recommend them and buy from them again, I'd just do more research first]. For future reference, the stock rotor size is 250mm, the EBC MX rotor is 280, ProCycle also offers a 320mm supermoto rotor.

Stock rotor compared to EBC oversized:



The reason I would prefer the stock size is I don't ride asphalt much and I often end up riding through boulder fields so I'd like to keep the rotor as far away from the rocks as possible. The MX rotor kit comes with a new bracket to relocate the caliper. The installation is straightforward and the parts seem to be of good quality.

Here it is installed:


I've had other rotors crack due to seized caliper pots or pins. I could not find anything wrong with the operation of the caliper so I cleaned up the old rotor real good to inspect the cracks. After cleaning them up, it turns out the cracks are not cracks, but just some anomalies in the metal; I assume this is part of the manufacturing process. So the stock rotor is going to go back on and this MX kit will get shelved.

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