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Young, Shawn Young
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Well, Ive done the unthinkable. I rode my brake pads so far down that I have a friggin channel in my rotors. Since I started mountain biking Ive upgraded bikes almost every year so I never needed new brakes. I Yeti is going on over 2 years now without a brake change and now Im going to pay. Im such an idiot. Do bike shops normally carry hayes rotors? Worse case scenario I could take the rotors off my Jamis I guess. Stupid man.
 

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How big of a groove is it? Is throwing some new pads on and using the rotor anyway an option? It could be depending on how the brakes are used, and how deep the groove actually is.
 

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29Colossus said:
How big of a groove is it? Is throwing some new pads on and using the rotor anyway an option? It could be depending on how the brakes are used, and how deep the groove actually is.
Its pretty deep. A few places on the rotor are actually worn thin almost. Also, the pads seemed to wear uneven . Hopefully I can get things fixed up fast as Im on vacation next week
 

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If it's the old Hayes round rotors, that was a design fault. The rotors wore more in the center (less material). This also led to uneven pad wear.

Dish out for new rotors. V-cut rotors will run about 20 to 30 bucks a piece. They're much better rotors. They're lighter, they help clean off the pads, and the dissipate heat faster.
 
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