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    weight saving by changing disc pads

    Hi.could anyone tell me how many grams I could save by going from stock xt finned pads to the Shimano Ti backed ones front and rear?
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    The XT alloy backed resin pads are about 8.5gms a pair (but kinda suck), the metallic Ti backed pads are slightly more, around 11gms/pr. The finned metallic pads are likely around 28-30gms/pr (don't have a set to weigh handy).
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    2011 Shimano XTR – Actual Weights for Full Component Group

    looks like you'd save 44 grams if you have the metallic compound.

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    Thanks alot guys
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    Does anyone know the difference between Shimano G03ti and G04ti pads? They appear to be identical but they cost differently on CRC.
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    G03Ti is for XTR 980 series and G04Ti is for the XTR 9000 series.
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    Thanks.are they not both compatible with xt785?
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    According to the Shimano tech docs they are interchangeable B, not necessarily identical.

    "Parts are usable, but differ in materials, appearance, finish, size, etc."
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