Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    73

    Which rotors for Shimano M08 resin Pads?

    Hi, i have shimano 2006 Br-M475 mechanical disc calipers which use M08 resin pads. My rotors are not for sale anywhere and i was wondering what rotors are compatible with these pads. are shimano xt SM-RT75 compatible?any insight appreciated.

  2. #2
    Former Bike Wrench
    Reputation: mtnbiker72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,985
    I would look at a set of Alligator Rotors...standard for Resin pads (don't get the serrated ones for resin pads)

    Cheap and they work

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: johnnyspoke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    780
    I learned the hard way that the xt rotor has a narrower braking track than the M08 pad. You need a st 51 or 53...something like that, I don't have my bike in front of me I found them on ebay.
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    73
    Thanks for the suggestion-looking into them now. On closer inspection my rotors are Shimano SM-RT50, but RT60 rotors are also recommended. Only found one pair of RT50's for sale, they claim to be new but the surface of the rotors apperas to be abbraised, is this normal? a link to them is here http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2-x-Shimano-1...QQcmdZViewItem
    any thoughts on this once again appreciated

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    287
    Those rotors are new, and look good. Its from how they are manufactured.

  6. #6
    Former Bike Wrench
    Reputation: mtnbiker72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,985
    the "abbrasion" you see is surface prep, it helps the pads burn in. Auto mechanics do the same thing to freshly turned auto rotors

    as far as I can tell, they're new

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •