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Brake rotors - Brembo or Galfer?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Brake rotors - Brembo or Galfer? Reply with quote

Hi all,

Looking at new brake rotors for the bike and after eliminating vast amounts of cheap crap from China (seriously? AU$200 for a pair of rotors? I'm not risking my life with them).

I've narrowed it down to either genuine Brembo rotors at AU$800 (with pads), or a set of Galfer wavy rotors for AU$600 (without pads). Note that a set of pads will be less than AU$200.

Does anyone have any comments / recommendations / caveats to help me make a decision, please?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're on a budget you could try

http://blackshadow-uk.co.uk/index.html

They have some positive comments on this and other forums.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard a bit of praise for the Blackshadow rotors, also praise for Gallfers BUT Gaflers do not like anything like damp weather at all.
Blackshadow are made in Wales, therefore weatherproof !
Your call as only you know the weather where you are ( you lucky git )
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not bought any discs from them but I have bought a set of rotor buttons to refurb some old discs. Not fitted them yet but they were a good company to deal with.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys,

The weather here alternates between "Where did I park my submarine?" to "Why is the road melting?". Quite often on the same day...

Email has been fired at BlackShadow to see what they come back with.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

Bad news on the BlackShadow front:

Peter@BlackShadow wrote:

I'm sorry but we don't have any for your model. I'm in the process of retiring and running the stock down.

Sorry I cant help.

Peter.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viking wrote:
Hi all,

Bad news on the BlackShadow front:

Peter@BlackShadow wrote:

I'm sorry but we don't have any for your model. I'm in the process of retiring and running the stock down.

Sorry I cant help.

Peter.


Oh dear - that is bad news
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