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    can i use non-shimano hubs with XTR discs?

    I would like to buy a new wheelset and I am running XTR discs. Do I have to replace with shimano disc wheelset or can I buy a chris king disc wheelset? Do Shimano calipers work with anything other than shimano-specific disc wheels?

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    You can....

    Quote Originally Posted by -dude-
    I would like to buy a new wheelset and I am running XTR discs. Do I have to replace with shimano disc wheelset or can I buy a chris king disc wheelset? Do Shimano calipers work with anything other than shimano-specific disc wheels?

    You can use the Shimano Calipers with any wheelset that you buy. You would have to switch out the rotors. You can buy the 6 bolt rotors from Jenson.usa, last I checked they were $15, and slap 'em on your new wheel set. I run a CK wheelset with the Shimano 6 bolt rootrs.

    Make sure you get the Shimano rotors, as I am not sure what the different size tolerances are...the wavy ones might work?

    --BLS439

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    If you want the XTR rotor, DT Hugi makes Center Lock compatible hubs and Bontrager Race X Lite Disc wheelset (hub is made by DT) uses the same interface... But the brakes work fine with a standard 6 bolt rotor so you can use the wheels you want.

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