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Can anyone recommend good replacement rotors for Avid Mechanicals (160). Preferably not too expensive or hard to find, I'll only be back in the U.S. for a couple of weeks and would need a fast turn around time.

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Hayes would do.

They will fit just fine. Track width and diameter are the same. You can find them in the US for around 23-25 dollars.

Avid originals are around 35 and look like very common in most stores.

Keep away from the Avid wavy or poligon rotors. I've heard Juicy's owners are getting theirs replaced for round (Clean sweep as called by avid) rotors for problems with a "thud-thud-thud" when brakes are applied wich would only go away if you file the edges of the rotor. not a real problem but a real hassle.
 

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If you're ok with spending around $40 per, you could order some customized Hope rotors. They make 'em SoCal and have about a 1 week turnaround, so without too much hassle you could fax in your order and have them waiting for you where and when you arrive.

My wife has been running a pair with her Avids since October:

 

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Speed?e said:
If you're ok with spending around $40 per, you could order some customized Hope rotors. They make 'em SoCal and have about a 1 week turnaround, so without too much hassle you could fax in your order and have them waiting for you where and when you arrive.

My wife has been running a pair with her Avids since October:

Those are rather cha-ching cool, Speedhub. I'm not sure I would run the "Bio-Babe Boobie Power" rotors on my own bike, but would be interested in another custom slogan. You didn't provide a URL link or address for the custom rotors. Do you have that available?

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You betcha. You can vist HopeTech at http://www.hopetech.com/products/products_index.htm and click on the "Personalized Rotors" link at the bottom of the column.

Be careful. I wanted the front and rear customizations to be different, so I submitted separate order forms. Didn't work, they came back identical. Wierd thing is, the rear was a custom 4-bolt pattern, and they got that right.
 
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