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Avid HSX Heat-Shedding Rotor

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“The Finest Rotor Avid EVER Made”

The Good: ~160mm rotor is a scant 99g ~Titanium bolts are just 7g total ~ No noise ~ Powerful bite, at lever pull ~ Alloy rotor hub carrier is a one large heat sink ~ Thick, standard 2mm steel rotor surface ~ Perforated surface effectively sheds water and heat

The Bad: ~ Not cheap, but true QUALITY never is!

Overall Review:

After making hydraulic disc brakes for over a decade - Avid has finally collected all their years of research and race-inspired wisdom to produce what I call their finest rotor. The HSX is silent and stops on a dime. I realize there is lots of Avid hate out there....but this rotor simply does not warrant such product animosity.

Avid took an already fine-performing rotor(HS1) and increased its descending ability threefold. The new hub carrier acts as a huge heat sink and "floating" type rotor construction(ala' motorbikes) makes the disc stop with ruthless efficiency, under all conditions. End of story....

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“Much better than other Avid rotors”

The Good: Light, stays true

The Bad: None found

Overall Review:

I first used these rotors with my old Elixir 5 brakes about three years ago. I changed over from the regular Avid rotors you get for free with the brakes, to try to help eliminate that hideous 'turkey warble'. These rotors are infinitely better and went some way to eliminate the problems with the old Avid rotors. Since then I have moved these on to the back of two different bikes where they perform flawlessly with Shimano SLX 666 brakes. Three years, no pitting and still completely true, very impressed. I'll probably never buy Avid brakes again, but don't overlook these rotors foe AM, trail and XC duties, they seem better than the Shimano rotors.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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Miscellaneous Utilizing cross-drilled technology, the lightweight HSX series ofrotors stays cooler when your race/ride heats up and offers enhancedwet-weather performance. Includes rotor bolts
Price $72.00
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry