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    IS or Centerlock?

    Who likes what? Why?

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    My preference is IS because there are more hub and rotor options out there. But... assuming you have the normal sized centerlock... you can always throw on an adapter and run a 6 bolt.

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    I'm currently running 140 on the rear and 160 front if that matters

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    i like centerlock. i've seen too many stripped torx heads...

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    Can I find a 140mm centerlock? Is weight an issue with either system?

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    I would be happy if everything was centrelock. They are SO much easier to take on and off.
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    Ok, just found one. Shimano. kinda pricey....

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    I would also vote for centerlock. As mentioned by posters before, I find them to be comparatively easy to install on the hubs.
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    There's a 140mm XTR centerlock rotor.

    Yes, CL is slightly easier to install/remove... but how often do you really take your rotors off? And as long as you're using a quality torx wrench and not entering at an angle, you're not likely to strip that bolt.

    I don't have a problem with CL... I just like that you have more options with 6 bolt... If more brands went to centerlock... I'd probably run it.

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    I'm used to the 6 bolt rotors, so I'm fine with them. But I do have a set of centerlock hubs and they are definitely very easy to bolt on. Personally, a center lock hub with either the dt swiss or alligator adaptors looks about ideal - you get to use the 6 bolt rotors, but you have the easy install of the center lock hubs. Has anybody used these?

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    Centerlock..........

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    The only limitation with the centerlock adapters is in using Hope 6 bolt rotors, the center cutout is too small in diameter to clear the adapter. Other 6 bolt rotors work like a charm with the DT Swiss adapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    The only limitation with the centerlock adapters is in using Hope 6 bolt rotors, the center cutout is too small in diameter to clear the adapter. Other 6 bolt rotors work like a charm with the DT Swiss adapters.
    Interesting - I'm assuming that this is for the Hope floating / 2 piece rotors?

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    I prefer 6 bolt as well...

    as previously stated you have more options for hubs and brakes, and/or rotors. And my preferences in brakes and hubs seem to run to manufacturers that only offer 6 bolt. I have nothing against the centerlock system, it's simple and it works. But until my preferences change, or my prefered component manufacturers change, I'll stick with 6 bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnerConvert
    Interesting - I'm assuming that this is for the Hope floating / 2 piece rotors?
    It is the case with the standard Hope Mono mini one piece rotors, I'm guessing the same would apply to the 2 piece, but I'm not sure. The 1 piece rotors are definitely too small in the middle for the DT Swiss adapter.

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    My Mono Mini 2-piece work fine with an Alligator adapter. I was having a rubbing issue with the rivots hitting the post mount but was able to get rid of that so all is good.
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    Centerloc. They are lighter and easier. Also, you can use 6-bolt on a centerloc hub, but you can't use a centerloc on a six-bolt hub.

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