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Scrub components

Posted by Matt | March 10, 2010 | 2 comments so far

Pink Scrub Components metal matrix floating rotor
Scanning the output on Bikeradar from the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) is a fascinating exercise as you never know what might appear. Rapha have their ‘casual’ range of clothing, Paul Components now offer a BB mounted chain device and… Scrub Components have a floating rotor that looks as though it comes with pink detailing. Bliss!

Until I saw this, I had no idea that I wanted my Avid Clean Sweep rotors on my Elixir Fives to be more bling. But it doesn’t take long to appreciate not only that the white and pink combo looks terrific—if you have a white and pink themed singlespeed of course)—but that the metal matrix braking surface, aluminium carrier and a target weight of just 65g! offers real braking gains.

Perhaps.

What’s not in doubt is that cost will be a factor here and I doubt eBaying my current rotors will make much of a dent in the final bill. Their ‘standard’ workhorse rotors come in at $145 for a 160mm rotor so maybe I’ll just have to stick with old fashioned steel for a little longer hmmm?

Makes Chris King hubs sound cheap doesn’t it?!!

Filed under Mutterings, Trends in March 2010

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 2 comments on ‘Scrub components’

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  1. James says:

    A man obsessed!

  2. Andy C says:

    Chris King hubs never ‘sound cheap’, Matt. More of a buzz saw sound, I’d say. Not that I ever get to hear them that often due to the intrusive, cicada-like chirruping of the Hope Pro IIs that I’m normally surrounded by 😉

    Wilful misinterpretation of your comments aside, think of how those rotors would make you feel when you look at the bike at the Peaslake bus shelter. Go on, you know you want to. It sounds a smaller amount when converted to £s, too.

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