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When you are assessing your brake rotor choices, don't overlook the slotted rotor, like powerslot brake rotors, or the cross drilled brake rotor.
These rotors are specifically designed to aid in cooling and maintain air flow in your brake system. This helps to reduce brake fade which is a factor for the daily commuter who may speed to 60 mph and be stopping at a moments notice several times.
Cross drilled rotors have small symmetrical drill holes throughout the rotor, slotted rotors have small slot shaped divots carved out - there are variations on these themes including "dimples" (which you will find in Brembo brake rotors) or combinations of drill holes and slots (which you will find on Baer brakes). The cons of these rotors are some poorly designed cross drilled or slotted brake rotors can be prone to warpage.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|