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    Avid BB with Shimano XRT Center lock hubs

    Bought a new wheel set with Shimano Center lock hubs to go on my specialized FSR with Avid BB7 mech disc brakes.

    What is my best option from your experience?

    1.Use the shimano 6 bolt adaptor to mount my current BB7 rotors.

    2.Buy shimano center lock rotors and uses them with my current BB7 calipers.


    Buying the adaptors is cheaper but not buy much if I stay away for the XTR rotors so price really isn't an issue. My main concern is that it all fits together and functions properly without any Jerry rigging.

    Thanks

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    if you have 160 rotors your are in the clear and can use shim center lock rotors, if you are running 185 avid rotors, the shimanos are 180mm and won't work, than I would get an adapter and use your Avid rotors
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    203mm?

    What about 203mm?

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    if they are both 203mm than your good to go
    Quote Originally Posted by thefuzzbl
    aluminium has a tendency to fail when you need it most. i.e. you end up with a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmilo
    Bought a new wheel set with Shimano Center lock hubs to go on my specialized FSR with Avid BB7 mech disc brakes.

    What is my best option from your experience?

    1.Use the shimano 6 bolt adaptor to mount my current BB7 rotors.

    2.Buy shimano center lock rotors and uses them with my current BB7 calipers.


    Buying the adaptors is cheaper but not buy much if I stay away for the XTR rotors so price really isn't an issue. My main concern is that it all fits together and functions properly without any Jerry rigging.

    Thanks
    Use the 6-bolt adaptor. They work great. Have them on several wheelsets.
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    There are other than Shimano CL to 6-bolt adapters as well...but I'd use an adapter. Shimano rotors aren't the ideal profile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    There are other than Shimano CL to 6-bolt adapters as well...but I'd use an adapter. Shimano rotors aren't the ideal profile...
    For 203mm rotors I would use the Shimano adaptors as they have steel pins ("bolts") rather than aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    For 203mm rotors I would use the Shimano adaptors as they have steel pins ("bolts") rather than aluminum.
    Good to know, thanks! I gotta wonder if ol' Clay is just trollin' though...
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