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    Hope Gothic 160mm Rotors...

    Can they be used with Shimano XTR calipers/brakes? Thanks in advance!

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    Yes, they should work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeatVibe1
    Can they be used with Shimano XTR calipers/brakes? Thanks in advance!
    Check for sure on that size AFAIK the mini gothic rotor is actually a 165 which will not work or your XTR calipers.

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    According to one source, they told me that the Hope Gothic rotor would be too thick to use with XTR calipers. Is this true? What's your experience with this combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeatVibe1
    According to one source, they told me that the Hope Gothic rotor would be too thick to use with XTR calipers. Is this true? What's your experience with this combo?
    Too thick or too big? The m4 gothic and the mini gothic rotors were different gauges (The M4's were thicker but both are fairly heavy) but even with the thicker m4 rotors I don't think it would be an issue (at full retraction the XTR calipers have ample clearance so the pads would just adjust in less then they would with thinner rotors. (not to say that there couldn't be a thick pad/m4g rotor combo that would give you trouble)

    My biggest caution is however that I have never seen a gothic in 160, (M4 or mini) they were all 165's (they might have made some but I have just never run across one)

    Jenson has the mini in 165 and the M4 in 205 in stock (though I have seen 165 and 185 M4 Gothics)

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...c.aspx?sc=frgl

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...M4+Gothic.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy
    Too thick or too big? The m4 gothic and the mini gothic rotors were different gauges (The M4's were thicker but both are fairly heavy) but even with the thicker m4 rotors I don't think it would be an issue (at full retraction the XTR calipers have ample clearance so the pads would just adjust in less then they would with thinner rotors. (not to say that there couldn't be a thick pad/m4g rotor combo that would give you trouble)

    My biggest caution is however that I have never seen a gothic in 160, (M4 or mini) they were all 165's (they might have made some but I have just never run across one)

    Jenson has the mini in 165 and the M4 in 205 in stock (though I have seen 165 and 185 M4 Gothics)

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...c.aspx?sc=frgl

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...M4+Gothic.aspx
    Jenson also seems to show a 160mm Hope Gothic rotor compatible with Shimano on their website:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...=bbbsearch&x=y

    Could this be a misprint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeatVibe1
    Jenson also seems to show a 160mm Hope Gothic rotor compatible with Shimano on their website:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...=bbbsearch&x=y

    Could this be a typo?
    Could be a misprint but I don't think so because it also lists the even size (200mm) rotor.
    It has got to be worth a try (if you want gothic rotors) as they (Jenson) have a good return policy (always a good idea if you are ordering something iffy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy
    Could be a misprint but I don't think so because it also lists the even size (200mm) rotor.
    It has got to be worth a try (if you want gothic rotors) as they (Jenson) have a good return policy (always a good idea if you are ordering something iffy)
    Thanks, Grump!

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    If they don't fit, simply shim them with a nut that comes on the stem of a tube. I just did it with a set of hayes brakes and it works great.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25
    If they don't fit, simply shim them with a nut that comes on the stem of a tube. I just did it with a set of hayes brakes and it works great.
    XTR brakes are IS, not post mount. You can't shim them outwards.

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