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nickbecnickbec Posts: 36
edited April 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm off to the Alps, do I need to upgrade my rotors to a decent set of heat resistant one's or could I get away with standard rotors. I plan on using the brakes more than most as this is my first trip

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  • 386ka386ka Posts: 479
    And your brakes, rotors and bike are?
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Organic pads for the alps......or Kevlar, but NOT sintered.

    +1 on 386ka
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • nickbecnickbec Posts: 36
    ok thanks, I have been told I should upgrade my 180mm to ice tec rotors 180mm at the back. I'll use the organic front and back
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Who told you that?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Who told you that?
    A Shimano dealer?
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Most likely! Plenty of people rode the alps just fine before Icetec were 'invented'....
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • nickbecnickbec Posts: 36
    well I wasn't actually told I read that one needs real stopping powewr and that the ice tecs will stop better than others. But as a mate who has ridden in the alps said you also need the finned pads and the actual set up that ice tecs demand. So go with your own 180's and spare pads
    thnaks all
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