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Disc Brake Rotor Cut to the Bone During Katie Compton CX crash

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Disc Brake Rotor Cut to the Bone During Katie Compton CX crash

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Old 02-14-18, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
The theory is that when the pads pass over the open part of the edge it helps get rid of heat.
It is the amount of surface area that they are trying to increase without sacrificing weight. A larger surface area help dissipate more heat. Hence the holes in rotors, waves, ridges, slots etc. Like the heat sinks in electronic parts have all those fins.
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Old 02-15-18, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by nycphotography View Post
As compared with the rest of the Chevy Vega which was built to last the ages lol
Chevy Vega...defined new levels of depreciation by rusting on car dealers' showroom floor.
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Old 02-15-18, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post

The point here Shouldn't be about banning discs ... it should be accepting that it can happen

This is basically it. It can and has happened, albeit uncommon as far as I know. Personally, I've seen more burns from rotors than cuts.
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Old 02-15-18, 01:06 PM
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Has anyone actually seen video of this?
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Old 02-15-18, 06:04 PM
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Nope,

but you can cut yourself on a rotor. I've done that just changing a tire.

The rotors can get a wire edge from wear on the pads. easy enough to knock off with a stone or some sandpaper once every 5,000 miles or so.

I doubt any pros rotors ever get more than a few hundred miles on them.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Seems that there's only Katie's claim that it was a rotor, even though she wasn't aware that she suffered a laceration until well after the fact; she blames a disc rotor for both her knee injury and a broken/cut Boa wire on her shoe.
How do you even put yourself in that position? With your knee so close to the hub in what has to be a very awkward position? I just can't picture it. And if the disc can cut, why can't the cluster and chainrings? Something not right here.
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Old 02-16-18, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bikecrate View Post
Chevy Vega...defined new levels of depreciation by rusting on car dealers' showroom floor.
Probably the only part that didn't rust was that dumb-ass aluminum engine block.
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Old 02-17-18, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
How do you even put yourself in that position? With your knee so close to the hub in what has to be a very awkward position? I just can't picture it. And if the disc can cut, why can't the cluster and chainrings? Something not right here.
she crashed with 2 other people.
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Old 02-17-18, 09:48 AM
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Protective covers for discs?

Give me a break.

The large chainring is far more damaging to flesh, far more exposed, and is a common cause of injury.

I am curious if anyone suggesting using disc covers is also suggesting using the same for chainrings. These things already exist in the form of so called “bash rings” (common on mtbs).

Some bash rings are very light, but if you simply incorporated them into the chainring itself, it would add very little wieght, and virtually elimate injuries from the chain ring teeth.

Does anyone suggest mandating bash rings?
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Old 02-17-18, 12:12 PM
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I tried to float that argument earlier in the thread ... good luck
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Old 02-17-18, 12:23 PM
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I heard the bash ring idea was nixed because of a high incidence of people being gashed by bash guards.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I heard the bash ring idea was nixed because of a high incidence of people being gashed by bash guards.
They could put a protective shield around the bash guard.
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Old 02-17-18, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
They could put a protective shield around the bash guard.
The problem with protective shields is that they are always getting clogged with severed body parts.
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But obviously you can put on a chain guard if you wish.



Waiting for the excuses as to why such a guard should not be used but a disc guard should ... 3 - 2 - 1
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