25% extra braking power? RLY?


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  • #25887
    Max Kool
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    Oh hey hello, I just recently joined. New owner of a Vitpilen 701. Quick question, Husky sells a front rotor that’s supposed to give 25% extra stopping power. Something I find hard to believe. It’s just a Galfer, in the same diameter. Nothing wrong with Galfer rotors, but apart from the wave pattern, I don’t understand. Can anyone compare? I love good brakes, but I don’t care for wave rotors just for the sake of it…

    (meanwhile I ordered the Brembo SC pads, to get bit better brake feel)

    #25933
    SpeedHoles
    Participant

    Unless it has a larger diameter, or a larger surface area (would also require matching larger pad), then I don’t see how it could increase stopping “power” by that large percentage.
    It could shed debris and possibly shed heat quicker, being the wave, but other than that I am with you in not really liking wave rotors.

    Other than physically increasing mechanical advantage, you could do a more aggressive pad, but that always comes with compromise such as dust, squeal, and wear.

    #25948
    Max Kool
    Participant

    Yeah, I though so, they look cool and all, but I wonder what it actually adds.

    Talking about pads, I replaced the stock pads with Brembo SC pads (“race pads” fwiw). Model number is 07BB19SC and that does make a significant difference. Better modulation imho and more stopping power.

    #25972
    SpeedHoles
    Participant

    Nice, please give us a review on the pads once you get some time on them!

    I actually had low expectations for this bike with the single front brake, but probably with it being so light, I think it does really well for the brakes it has!

    #26006
    Max Kool
    Participant

    First impressions: after initial scrub-in, they’re noticeably better than the stock ones. Which felt hard to me. These feel softer and give better bite and modulation, even on cold rotors. Added bonus: they hiss…

    As on many bikes, upgrading the brake pads are a significant improvement.

     

    Will keep us updated once I rack up more miles.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Max Kool.
    #26020
    Qwandree
    Moderator

    I have those pads on my 701. They are far better than oem.

    #26024
    SpeedHoles
    Participant

    Good to hear the feedback! I’ll have to put them on the list of eventual upgrades once the time comes.

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