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    Shimano unveils XTR - Lefty wheelset

    This was at interbike. A Lefty XTR wheel. Uses some type of oversize centerlock rotor. Not sure what will fit it. $1000 for a set.
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    You're a bit late (check the date ) but... It will use a Saint sized CenterLock rotor, which limits choices even more as many brakes don't play well with Shimano rotors. Still, it's good that we get more choices for our Lefties.
    Last edited by Dan Gerous; 09-30-2007 at 08:18 AM.

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    /me can't wait for ride tests vs I9s that are at aboot the same price point...
    imo, centerlock translates to 'requires adaptor'
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    /me can't wait for ride tests vs I9s that are at aboot the same price point...
    imo, centerlock translates to 'requires adaptor'
    :P
    This one might be troublesome as it's not the standard sized Centerlock, it's the bigger Saint size so I'm not sure a 6-bolt rotor will fit, even with an adaptor...

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    strike two!
    (it's OK, I'm not cool enough for XTR anyway)

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    The cool people don't ride XTR, it's not 'boutique' enough.

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    mmm i like the hubs but the rim has a ugly color...
    i hope next year they solve this issue, mecanically are perfect!

    now slr rule!!

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    A bigger center lock ring
    Oh my gawd it must be heavy .
    I have a center lock on one of my XT hub wheelsets and
    I couldn't get over how heavy it was
    Can't imagine how much a bigger one would weigh

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    center lock

    well you should consider the weight of 6 bolts as well ...
    in any case cannondale 4 bolt standard was good for xc i think!!

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    Where to get a oversized XTR centrelock rotor

    Hi bikers,
    Being for the first time on this forum, let me ask straight away the question which brings me here.
    I'm a happy owner of a Shimano XTR wheelset, the front being for a Lefty. To complicate matters Shimano has oversized the centrelock of the disc brake. In my region, Holland, this centrelock is nowhere obtainable, not even at Shimano's Holland (!) leaving me with an unserviceable front disc.
    Now I read in this thread that as an alternative a Saint centrelock rotor will allow me to check the torque of the disc, and to service it.
    Could anyone on this forum tell me where I can get a suitable rotor be it Shimano of Saint?

    To prevent misunderstandings as English is not my mothertongue: I take it that a rotor is the thing with which you screw and unscrew the centrelock of the disc.

    Have fun,

    Chuparuedas

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuparuedas
    Hi bikers,
    Being for the first time on this forum, let me ask straight away the question which brings me here.
    I'm a happy owner of a Shimano XTR wheelset, the front being for a Lefty. To complicate matters Shimano has oversized the centrelock of the disc brake. In my region, Holland, this centrelock is nowhere obtainable, not even at Shimano's Holland (!) leaving me with an unserviceable front disc.
    Now I read in this thread that as an alternative a Saint centrelock rotor will allow me to check the torque of the disc, and to service it.
    Could anyone on this forum tell me where I can get a suitable rotor be it Shimano of Saint?

    To prevent misunderstandings as English is not my mothertongue: I take it that a rotor is the thing with which you screw and unscrew the centrelock of the disc.

    Have fun,

    Chuparuedas
    rotor = disc

    yes, saint rotors should work (actually they are the only oversize centerlock rotors I know)

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    Are these what you want http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...x?ModelID=3937
    English A+, just a shame about the football!

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    Hi Crisillo, Baker 921,

    Yes, I think that will do the job. I wil go straight to the barn downstair ans measure it up. I will let you know. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Cuparuedas

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    Again, Crisillo and Baker921,

    This must be the thing. I measurend the centre lock ring and it is 203 mm fom indent till indent. Between the two 'tops' it's 200. I used only a centimeter/millimeter to check it, which is not impressively accurate, but nevertheless; this must be it. I will order it and see if and when and under what conditions they will send it.

    Thanks again,

    Chuparuedas

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