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I'm after a new set of 8"/203mm brake rotors for my Avid Codes on my downhill bike. I've seen what seems to be a generic product sold by a bunch of different companies (see links) and I'm wondering how they stack up against the genuine Avid Clean-sweep rotors?

They're certainly a lot cheaper but I'm a big bloke (250lb+) and I've been known to drag my brakes, so I don't want to buy something that doesnt perform, or is warped by the end of a long run.

Any advice would be much appreciated :)

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31197
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/ALBPRNNR2
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/DIBPRNND2
 

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Lelandjt said:
General concensus seems to be that all rotors work the same with the exception being that the ultralight Ashima and Alligator Windcutters eat organic brake pads.
Forget organic pads. They are great with sintered pads. EBC gold or Avid sintered are what needs to be run with the Ashima Airotor and Windcutter rotors.

Although I ride XC and not DH (and I weigh 180), I just pulled the Avid sintered pads from my main brake (the front one) after running the Alligator Windcutters 180mm's front and rear all season in 2008 (15 races and all the training between). Stock thickness of an Avid pad and the metal backing is 4mm. After an entire season with the Windcutters, the front pad measured 3.5mm in thickness. It is recommended to replace the pads when the thickness measures 3mm. So at least for me - I got good mileage out of my pads and great performance from the rotors.

Nino over on the Weight Weenies forum has many reports of the 203mm Windcutter working very well for DH riders in Europe using EBC gold sintered pads.

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Did 1/2 of this season on stock Code 5 pads (organic) with 203mm Serration rotors front and rear, ate up the pads, did the rest on Avid sintered. Noticed a better bite from the metallic pads. Can't really report on their durability. I'm 125lbs, did 4 races and a whole lot'o shuttling.
 
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