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Shimano "center lock" hubs/rotors with Avid BB7 calipers?
I have a newly-built set of wheels, one of which has a Shimano dynamo hub, the other an XT-M765 hub. Both hubs have Shimano's "center lock" system. With this wheel-set I am officially hitched to Shimano's blasted proprietary system. Love the wheels. The system, not so much...
I was really hoping to use the Avid BB7 Mechanical brakes, and had assumed that Shimano "center lock" rotors would work fine with them. Now, however, I am not so sure. They should line up fine, but I am worried that the width of the Shimano rotors are different than the Avids/Hayes. Or maybe there are other compatibility issues that makes this idea of marrying Shimano to Avid a show-stopper (?).
1) Do Shimano "center lock" rotors work with Avid BB7 calipers?
2) If not, what are my options? According to the Harris Cyclery website the Problem Solvers adaptor "does not fit XTR or XT wheelsets due to clearance issues with hub flange". Will the DT Swiss adaptor work? Or (best option) are there a pair of 160mm "center lock" rotors out there that will definitely work with my Avid calipers?
Thanks in advance,