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Old 12-07-05, 02:48 PM
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Center Lock Rotors with Avid Calliper

I just destroyed my front wheel. Is anybody using a Shimano Center lock Rotor (160 mm) on an Xt or XTR hub, with an Avid mechanical-Pull Caliper? I'd like to got to an XT/XTR wheel, but I want to keep my brakes. I think it should work, but I need to be sure.

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-the caliper doesnt matter since its attached to the Fork
-The rotor attached to the centrelock hub just needs to be a shimano rotor, and the right size.
-Other people may be able to correct me if im wrong, but i think DT make adapters you can stick onto the centre lock hub to convert it into a standard 6 bolt pattern so you can use non-centrelock rotors.

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I already answered this in detail in the crosspost in Mechanics
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...91#post1895691
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Originally Posted by free_pizza
-the caliper doesnt matter since its attached to the Fork
-The rotor attached to the centrelock hub just needs to be a shimano rotor, and the right size.
-Other people may be able to correct me if im wrong, but i think DT make adapters you can stick onto the centre lock hub to convert it into a standard 6 bolt pattern so you can use non-centrelock rotors.

edit: http://www.dtswiss.com/index.asp?fus...kedetail&id=31
Free_pizza is correct in all aspects, as far as my knowledge goes. As for the adapters, they're there but they seem too expensive for me.
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center lock rotors of the xt or xtr wheelsets will work with avid calipher provided they were the same size (diameter) as the original avid rotors.

I have used all three wheelsets on my bike. I currently just reverted back to 6 bolt avid rotors after having used shimano centerlock rotors for 3 mos. when i got my crossmax xl's.
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Originally Posted by grnhrnt
center lock rotors of the xt or xtr wheelsets will work with avid calipher provided they were the same size (diameter) as the original avid rotors.

I have used all three wheelsets on my bike. I currently just reverted back to 6 bolt avid rotors after having used shimano centerlock rotors for 3 mos. when i got my crossmax xl's.
Interesting. Why did you switch back to Avid rotors? Are they better than Shimano?

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only because the crossmax xl I got had the 6-bolt rotor receiver.
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