Has anyone tried this, or a similar combination and how did it work?
I have the calipers and rotors ready to go and I'm just waiting for the mail man to bring me my new center lock wheels. I'm posting this partially to see if anyone has experience with a similar combo and partially because I know someone else must want to know how this combo works out for me.
When held against a pair of 160mm HS1 rotors that came with the calipers the shimano ones look to be near identical diameter but their braking surface is substantially wider. The batteries in my calipers are dead but on the sliding scale the thickness appears to be the same to within 0.1mm. I'll definitely need to clip off the pad tabs so they don't hit the aluminum spider on the rotors but other than that it looks like it should work.
the only thing I'm worried about is the wide aluminum spider not allowing the braking surface to flex enough for the one sided BB7 caliper operation. I'm also a little apprehensive of the aluminum core as I'm not sure what method of bonding they used, but in general aluminum has a very different thermal expansion rate from steels and doesn't like to be bonded to it in thermal applications. I guess time will tell if the rotors temperature is hot enough to adversely affect the longevity of the bond.
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