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    185mm Centerlock rotors...

    Do they exist?

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    You could try some Centerlock adapters and use normal 6 bolt rotors. I don't know why Shimano and Hayes aren't supporting 7 inch rotors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    You could try some Centerlock adapters and use normal 6 bolt rotors. I don't know why Shimano and Hayes aren't supporting 7 inch rotors.
    Thanks for the reply. I'm buying a size L Stumpy FSR 120, which comes with a 185mm Avid rotor on the front. I have a nice set of DT Swiss 240S centerlock wheels (currently on my wife's bike, but I think she can go lighter) that I would like to use.

    The adapter sounds like it would work, but the extra parts in some ways negate some of the weight savings of the ligher wheelset. I may just run a 6" rotor on the front.

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    I think if you're running Avids with a 185mm rotor then you couldn't be THAT worried about weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    I think if you're running Avids with a 185mm rotor then you couldn't be THAT worried about weight.
    The bike comes with Avid Juicy 7's and the 185mm front rotor. This will be my first bike with disc brakes. I agree this isn't the lightest possible setup, but it was a spendy bike and there is no way I can afford to get lighter brakes, even if I wanted to at this point.

    The idea of being able to adjust and bleed the brakes myself without too much hassle is appealing and people seem happy for the most part with these brakes.

    I'm still interested in lightening the bike up where possible and cost effective, which is why I'm trying to identify if I can put a 185mm centerlock rotor on the DT Swiss centerlock wheels that I bought used on eBay. I'm also swapping on a number of lighter parts from old bike. But you are right, the adapter to 6-bolt probably isn't that big of a deal.

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    DTSwiss makes a centerlock to IS adaptor, too. Much cleaner than the Problem Solver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    DTSwiss makes a centerlock to IS adaptor, too. Much cleaner than the Problem Solver.
    Interesting. I guess that would be
    this

    Looks like it weighs about 1 ounce, pretty tolerable.

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    Try Galfer

    Galfer was showing 7 inch centerlock rotors at interbike

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    Galfer will have 185 Centerlocks ... not quite ready yet though, but shouldnt take too much longer either

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