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Old 09-16-08, 07:10 PM   #1
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Disc 6 bolt -> Centerloc adapter

Double posted from "Mechanics", since I'm getting no love there:

6 Bolt rotors are common from everyone but Shimano.

Shimano's hubs are ubiquitous, and Shimano has gone to Centerloc on almost every disc hub.

Something's gotta give...but until then I need an adapter for a 6 bolt rotor.

Shimano makes one, as does Problem Solvers, and I think Profile. Any thoughts on them? Additionally, Centerloc hubs are lighter, but with the added weight of the adapter, does it bring the hub weight up to that of a "typical" 6 bolt hub?
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I do believe the word you are looking for is "unique"
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I do believe the word you are looking for is "unique"
I mean that Shimano's hubs are among the most common you'll find for building, and offer great quality compared to most everyone else. But they don't do 6 bolt anymore, which is still the most common offering of every other disc manufacturer.

So, unique yes. But I also meant ubiquitous, meaning: existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered.
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I mean that Shimano's hubs are among the most common you'll find for building, and offer great quality compared to most everyone else. But they don't do 6 bolt anymore, which is still the most common offering of every other disc manufacturer.

So, unique yes. But I also meant ubiquitous, meaning: existing or being everywhere at the same time : constantly encountered.
Ahh, I see.

But seriously? They stopped making all their 6 bolts?

This is... disturbing.
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I recently bought some wheels from Chain Reaction Cycles and had a really hard time finding 6-bolt Shimano pre-built wheels. Hubs were readily available and I ultimately had the wheels custom built for me by Chain Reaction Cycles.
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I have the DT Swiss centerlock adapters. They are the most expensive at about $35 per wheel, but are IMO the most elegant solution. They have served me very well and are pretty light. No problems.

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That does look like an elegant solution. If you'll pardon my ignorance...how does the rotor attach? Do those "tabs" simply hold it on by an interference fit?
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The inner part of the adapter simply slides on over the centerlock splines. Next comes the rotor itself over the tabs thru the bolt holes in the rotor. Finally, the outer part of the adapter (with the 40 Newton-Meter torque marking) goes on and is tightened to spec with a cassette tool. Done.
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I've also been using the DT Swiss adaptor. Three seasons with no issues, It's very light.
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Perhaps I'll just buy new rotors. LX (RT62) rotors cost as much as an adaptor. Hopefully there's no issues using that rotor with Avid BB7 road.
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I bought a cheapo adapter (Pricepoint.com?) called the Alligator? for my 29er's alfine hub...somewhere, folks were reporting mechanical failures of this adapter....I only ride this bike off road, and I do ride it hard......the adapter works for me.
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