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Old 11-29-04, 03:43 AM   #1
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Does shimano even make any hubs with 6-bolt rotor mounts anymore?

What's out there that's comparable to XT hubs that I can mount my Avid rotors to? I don't want tospend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on hubs. I'd be happy with XT hubs if I could mount my rotors. Anyone else make a comparable hub in a comparable price range to the XTs?
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WTB makes the laserdisc hubs... They're pretty good but a bit more expensive than the XT's.. Might look at Sun-Ringle, though I've heard their rear hub is nothing too special. Shimano DOES make a 6-bolt XT rotor... They do also make the centerlock and of course the non-disc hub as well. Look around and you'll find the 6-bolt XT's. The Centerlock is the 765, the 6-bolt ISO is the 756. So if you want black, here's your part numbers to hunt for...
Rear: FH-M756-L
Front: HB-M756-L

If you want silver, replace the L with an S.
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What's out there that's comparable to XT hubs that I can mount my Avid rotors to? I don't want tospend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on hubs. I'd be happy with XT hubs if I could mount my rotors. Anyone else make a comparable hub in a comparable price range to the XTs?
If you want to convert Shimano CenterLock hubs to ISO, you'll need one of these adapters.

That said, Speedgoat is selling XT M756 (ISO bolt pattern) rear hubs for $60 and front hubs for $45.
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Better off not using the adapter and just getting the 6-bolt rotors.
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It's too bad that JensonUSA ran out of stock on their M756 hubs... gee I wonder why. They were going for $27 and $36 for front and rear respectively.

Here's a list of some suppliers that might help in your search.
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Hmmm... might want to check out BeyondBikes.com. They're selling the FH-M756 for $28.99 and the HB-M756 for $38.99 right now.
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Rotors are relatively cheap. Just use a Centerlock rotor with your Avid's it's not like it won't work.
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XT 6 bolts hubs are like lead though. They're damn heavy.
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I also heard from a number of shops and riders that XT is poop if your a big people or a freerider.
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Xt is fine. Still a great strong hub. Relatively cheap too. I know many freeriders and dhillers that will use them till the day they die

I just don't like the engagement, I like more points (hadley, hope)
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I also heard from a number of shops and riders that XT is poop if your a big people or a freerider.
That's hilarious! I'm 240lbs and not exactly the smoothest guy on the course and I have yet to have an issue with my XT hubs.
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