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Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors

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Can anyone give me the lowdown on the real difference between these two rotors from something at least close to a personal experience? Should I cough up the extra few hundred dollars for the Superbike rotors (i don't plan on riding sportbike class)?

i.e. Stopping, wear, pad wear.
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 02:18:53 pm »
Really that hard to answer?
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 08:11:45 am »
Did you try contacting Galfer?

http://www.galferusa.com/html/contact.html
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 02:41:01 pm »
Not a lot of braking performance is to be gained with aftermarket rotors. They're all the same material, so the stopping power comes from the pad. The advantage is supposedly weight reduction, but at the club level I doubt that a few ounces of weight is what's holding you back.
I'd personally save the money and run stock rotors. I rode a friend's bike at a trackday last summer that had wave rotors, kevlar lines and a brembo master, and the brakes were horrible compared to the stock setup with braided lines on my race bike.
The difference was the pads; Galfer HH race in his versus SBS dual carbon in mine.
My point is that pads and fluid are the biggest thing. Which is ironic in racing because they're also the cheapest parts of the system.
Call Rob at Lithium, he can hook you up with the SBS stuff for a good deal. You won't be sorry.
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 07:20:29 pm »
+1 on the SBS DC pads! Not only could Rob @ Lithium hook you up w/ pads that will throw you over the bars (on stock rotors), he could probably answer your rotor questions too!  :thumb:
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008, 09:48:41 am »
Thanks guys, exactly what I was looking for and more
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 09:55:33 am »
Just returned the Galfer Wave rotors for my SV.  I found them too expensive (even with sponsor discount) particularly since there is not weight saving with stock@ all.  Does anybody have a weight of the EBC pro lites for a G2 SV?  They are a little cheaper and if they weight less, then I'm there...

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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 10:10:18 pm »
Are the SBS DC pads SuperSport legal?
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Re: Difference between Galfer Superbike and Sportbike Wave Rotors
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008, 01:16:36 pm »
yes
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