Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Auburn, WA
Bikes: 2006 LeMond Croix de Fer, 2005 Kona Dew Deluxe
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Centerlock disc rotor pad compatibility
I've got a bike with a Shimano Deore mechanical disc caliper in front. I recently laced up a wheel around a Shimano Dynamo hub (to power a light on my commute). The dynamo hub takes a centerlock style rotor, whereas my old hub had the 6 bolt style.
The new rotor is the same diameter (160mm) and I've adjusted the caliper to accommodate the slightly thicker CL rotor. Things work basically ok, but I just don't have the same stopping power that I did on the old 6 bolt rotor.
I did notice on the new CL rotor it said "use only resin pads". I'm fairly sure my deore caliper has metallic pads (are those materials interchangeable?). I'm hoping I just need to monkey around with my brake setup and can remedy things.
Any advice is appreciated.