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More braking power without ruining your brake pads. Shark technology can be friendly. (Photo: Galfer)
More braking power without ruining your brake pads. Shark technology can be friendly. (Photo: Galfer)

Brake rotors might come in standard sizes, but the diversity in patterns and shapes is immense.

Some brake rotors have smooth edges. Others have hooks or a swirly shape. And most brake rotors, have holes punched into the braking contact surface.

Why aren’t mountain bike brake rotors mostly a solid shape? It is all about reducing temperature build-up and improving brake performance. Cutting holes into the brake rotor enhances airflow and prevents excess heat from ruining your brake system’s lever feel or power.

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