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centerlock hubs - what about people not using shimano brakes?

Old 01-03-05, 03:33 PM
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centerlock hubs - what about people not using shimano brakes?

You think Avid/Hayes/etc will start selling versions of thier brakes that come with centerlock compatible rotors? There aren't any affordable alternatives to shimano hubs, so pretty soon all we're going to be able to get is centerlock stuff.
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No we won't. There are other options (although it is a little more sometimes and sometimes a lot more. And companies are offering alternatives and even offering adaptors.
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Shimano is doing what shimano does, its own thing.
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Originally Posted by notfred
You think Avid/Hayes/etc will start selling versions of thier brakes that come with centerlock compatible rotors? There aren't any affordable alternatives to shimano hubs, so pretty soon all we're going to be able to get is centerlock stuff.
I'm sure they will eventually. Until then Shimano rotors work fine with Avid and Hayes brakes.
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Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa
Shimano is doing what shimano does, its own thing.
And the rest of you be damned!

Well spoken!
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er no you added that.

other brake systems that use 160 or 203mm rotors work just fine with Shimano centre lock hubs. Infact, I wish other companies would switch to centre lock too, especially Cannondale. I've bent the front rotor twice last year during transport!!
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Originally Posted by TimB
er no you added that.

other brake systems that use 160 or 203mm rotors work just fine with Shimano centre lock hubs. Infact, I wish other companies would switch to centre lock too, especially Cannondale. I've bent the front rotor twice last year during transport!!
This is a classic example of Shimano fixing something that doesn't need fixing at all. The other companies that build hubs are not switching because it doesn't make sense to switch from something that isn't broken. I do like the fact that adapters are being made for hubs with centerlock instead of 6bolt. Also like the fact that shimano's bringing back triggers for their saint lineup. But what do I care, I'm going SS anyways, no more shifters for me.
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