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Old 03-08-14, 03:01 PM   #1
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Shimano Ice Tech Centerlock vs. 6-Bolt

I'm new to disc brakes and as a result, have what is probably a very basic question. My bike has Shimano CX75 mechanical disc brake calipers and the wheelset has center lock hubs. The current rotors are Shimano Centerlock SM RT81-S ice tech. I may be replacing the wheels and the new wheels may have 6 bolt hubs. Can I just put Shimano XT SM RT86 ice tech rotors on the new wheels and use them with my CX75 calipers without further modification?
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Yes, you just need to make sure and get the same diameter rotors that you're currently using on your front and rear wheels. Whether they're six-bolt or Centerlock doesn't matter. When you swap the wheels, expect to spend a little time readjusting the position of the brake calipers.
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Yes, you just need to make sure and get the same diameter rotors that you're currently using on your front and rear wheels. Whether they're six-bolt or Centerlock doesn't matter. When you swap the wheels, expect to spend a little time readjusting the position of the brake calipers.
Perfect! That's what I was hoping for. Thanks!
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There's even adapters to put a center lock core on 6 bolt discs..
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