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Now that I have my new chrome front end installed, the old stock rotor just aint cutting it. I've seen so many styles and prices (aftermarket from $40 to HD at $140). Some look like one piece and some look bolted together.

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The ones that look bolted together are called 'full floating' rotors, & are meant to reduce overall temperature in the rotor, increasing brake performance. (My personal favourite too) Will look GREAT with your chrome front-end...
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Yea, but they look like crap next to the one-piece ones. How much performance do you loose for basically a touring application?

Also, is there any difference in the patterns, or is that just for looks.
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Chrome ones look great till the pads start eating away the chrome.
Then you have a nice scuff mark in your highly chromed out rotor.
Look at a high dollar show bike with chrome rotors they look like nobody
has ever ridden them. Even the pipes dont have any carbon in them
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I know I'll have tracks from the pads, it's the rest of the rotor that I'm concerned about.
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