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PostSubject: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:12 pm

Has anyone used Arashi front brake rotors on their GRiSO? They are made in China and available all over the Internet. Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:16 pm

Also, are the bolts holding on the rotors a single use item?
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PostSubject: Re: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:11 pm

I have no personal experience with them. If you are fine with the idea of having a critical component being of Chinese make & most importantly quality control, go for it. I know lots of people use Arashi rotors and considering the forums aren't filled with horror stories of shattering Arashi rotors they must be relatively safe. I read some reviews and they were positive on build quality etc.

Personally I wouldn't feel comfortable with a Chinese brand rotors but yeah that's personal.

Utesch wrote:
Also, are the bolts holding on the rotors a single use item?

They are not single use. Some people like replacing them with the rotors, it's what I would do but also probably overkill. But I like to play it safe when it involves brakes.

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PostSubject: Re: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:06 pm


I reused the screws when I replaced my rotors. Don't forget to use loctite.



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PostSubject: Re: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:26 pm

Thanks Tim and Beetle. I'm having second thoughts on the Chinese rotors and may go with EBC. And Beetle, what color Loctite?
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PostSubject: Re: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:34 pm

Blue, (243.) will be fine. It's not a high heat application.

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PostSubject: Re: Arashi Rotors   Arashi Rotors Icon_minitime1Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:37 pm

Funny...I just ordered a pair of those to mount on a set of cast wheels (with new tires) I picked up real cheap.
Should get them this coming week but interestingly enough, Arashi doesn't make a rear rotor for our bike so I'm getting a used one I had saved up.

I was a little shy about getting Chinese made rotors but I spent quite some time reading about reviews on them and feed back on various forums about people using them even in racing. Have not seen a truly worse review than Glfer or EBC so I pulled the trigger.
For less than $200 a pair...hell yeah!!

As for bolts, I'll need some since I don't want to disassemble my spoke SE wheels.
AF1 racing I believe have those for $2.00 a piece. Not cheap but I want to keep the original 10 mm hex head
In your case, I would feel plenty safe to re-use the original bolts because I can't see them being stretched at all with a recommended 15 to 20 foot pound of torque. And also, you're talking about a steel bolt going into alloy compound.
Just use loctite again with the appropriate torque and enjoy your new rotors.

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