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    I need help with choosing a shimano brake rotor...

    I'm looking at this list: Universals Shimano rotor selection

    Can someone please tell me if I want a 203mm 6 bolt rotor that can work with either organic or metallic pads, which one on that list I should purchase. And what the hell is up with the only one that looks compatible being $45? That seems pretty damn steep for a brake rotor, I'm a little tempted to just re-use one of my Hayes rotors, they are working fine for now minus the extra clicky sound from the "vents" in the rotor. Not to mention that one rotor being $105!!! What is it an actual automotive style vented rotor or something???
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    212-480 203mm SM-RT75-DH 6 bolt
    Mfg#: ISMRT75DH image
    Oregon 10+ in 1-2 Business Days
    Midwest 10+ by Tomorrow
    $45.00

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    Use your Hayes rotor.
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    Thanks Dog, could have guessed you would say that . Off to ebay to hunt for better deals...
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    I use these rotors with my Shimano brakes. Can't beat them for the price

    I don't anything specific about pad compatibility; I am using whatever came with my Hone calipers

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    I've heard that some Shimano rotors are only compatible with organic pads.

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    Yeah, nixing the Shimano rotors. Had a discussion with the LBS guys and a dude at Universal and it seems everyone thinks their overpriced for no apparent gain in performance. I'm just gonna use one of my dozen Hayes rotors I have laying around. Thanks for weighing in though!
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    Personally I like the Galfer rotors but they are pricey.

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