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New 160mm XC Galfer Shark disc brake rotors bring gravity-inspired brake performance down to shorter travel bikes, too. With the same design featuring heat-dissipating fins, the new smaller-diameter (and thinner) Shark rotors promise more consistent brake performance for cross-country, marathon, and downcountry bikes now, as well as potential weight savings. We’ve dropped a few grams off one of our light trail bikes this winter, without any loss of braking performance… Galfer Shark 160mm, lightweight 1.8mm disc brake rotors
Last year, Spanish brake maker Galfer introduced their Shark disc brake rotors to reduce brake temperature and reduce brake fade for DH & Enduro racers – in 180, 203 & 223mm diameters x 2.0mm thick. But now a lighter, smaller diameter 160mm version brings that performance boost to XC & Downcountry riders, too. Tech details
The XC rotors feature the exact same layout, with small round perforations in the braking surface to add more area for heat dissipation, big cutouts in the braking surface & an outer wave shape to clear debris, and the inward-facing Shark fins for even more heat dissipation. The rotors are cut from high-carbon stainless steel in Spain, just now in the thinner 1.8mm thickness appropriate for lightweight mountain bike brake calipers.
They are also still only available as 6-bolt, a bit of an obstacle as many lighter XC & downcountry bikes have moved to the lighter centerlock hub standard. But Galfer […]
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