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    New XT brakes question - other rotors

    I've got a bike coming which has the XT brakes.
    I'll be replacing the wheels with 6-bolt ones, so I'll need 6-bolt rotors.

    Would users of XT's just pony up for Ice Tech 6-bolt rotors or are there other brands which would do just as well
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    I would follow this question up with:
    What is the difference between any two rotors. Other than weight and aesthetics, I've never heard a reason to choose a $50 Shimano rotor over a $15 third party rotor.
    Do some stay true longer/better than others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexRandall View Post
    I've got a bike coming which has the XT brakes.
    I'll be replacing the wheels with 6-bolt ones, so I'll need 6-bolt rotors.

    Would users of XT's just pony up for Ice Tech 6-bolt rotors or are there other brands which would do just as well
    I've been running my xt brakes with Hayes rotors with zero problems. Some people will tell you that they will be sooooo much better with ice tech rotors, maybe they will, but probably not that much. Get the best rotors you're willing to spend the money on. They're all peices of metal, sometimes people forget that.

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    Running my XT brakes with Aishima rotors for 4-5 months.
    Work great,No issues that I can tell.

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    running my xt brakes with avid rotors without any problems.

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    Cool, thanks all. I have some rotors already kicking about so I think I'll just give them a go with those first.
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    just dont choose the ones that are too thin or has lots of holes like those
    they are weaker and takes longer the cool down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saucyjack View Post
    Running my XT brakes with Aishima rotors for 4-5 months.
    Work great,No issues that I can tell.
    I've been running Ashima rotors for several months now with the XT brakes. They're not the lightest but they are reasonably light and the price is right. I got mine from Toronto Cycles:

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    I moved to XT M785 brakes end of last year, bought a Shimano RT76 180mm rotor for the front and using an XX 160mm on the rear, neither give trouble. I will say though, that in my research I came to the conclusion that if you had long sustained DHs that the Ice Tech rotors would be worth it, unfortunately we don't have what I consider that long DHs, so the cheaper previous RT76 works fine. Personally I like the XT rotors, look good and they do work well paired with the brakes, wouldn't use 1 piece, single stamped rotors again since using 2 piece though, just don't work as well IMHO.
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    Maturation Storm SLs work well with Shimano brakes. And pretty decent weight as well.

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    +1 on the Ashima rotors. Being the nerd I am, I only bought them because they had a painted center section, and therefore looked cool.
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    Just set up with my new XTs with my year and half old Avid G3 rotors. No issues. All I did was use brake cleaner on the rotors and make sure to burn them in really well. No issues. If/when my Avids wear out I might replace them with Ice-tech but no need to switch right now.

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