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    Rotors, Rotors, Rotors, Rotors!

    Hello,

    I have lined a wheelset (Easton Haven 29er) and now Iím looking for a set of rotors 6 bolts (160mm and 180mm). I was looking at the Shimano XT RT76 for $34 each. Is it a good bang for the buck comparing weight, durability and cost? Looking at this chart there are lots of lighter models but are they good for the long run for XC riding?

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    RT76 rotors are my go to rotors. They are reliable, cheap and sturdy. I have not experienced warp or bending thanks to the carrier. They are not especially light but this is not a criteria for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    RT76 rotors are my go to rotors. They are reliable, cheap and sturdy. I have not experienced warp or bending thanks to the carrier. They are not especially light but this is not a criteria for me.
    I couldn't agree with you more. But then I really like XT brakes anyway. You only need to hassle once with a skinny light weight rotor that won't stay straight and scrapes all the time to realize that weight is not that important.
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    Alligator rotors at $9.98 each have been great for me on a few occasions 160/180mm. They aren't IceTechs, but they shed mud/dirt decent, and work nearly as well for such a small comparative cost. No extra noise. Have withstood crashes well.

    I get them from pricepoint. Wave model, the "cooler" looking cut outs IMO will not stop as efficiently as you sacrifice surface area for weight/looks.

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    I haven't had any issues with my XT rotors. If you'd like to go lighter, I'd recommend the Hope 2 piece rotors or the Avid HSX rotors. (The latter come with Ti bolts.)

    The Alligator serrated (Wind-cutter) rotors really ate up my brake pads when I ran them. I doubt the "Wavy" model will do this, though.
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    Magura Storm SL and rotors have been great for me. Sub-100 g in 160mm and strong.
    Formula Oro and R1 rotors have also been flawless.
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    IME, if you have Easton Havens, stay away from the RT76 as the spikes on top of the hub's bolt threads don't allow the rotor to sit flush.

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    I just picked up a set of 160/180 rotors from Price Point.....Hayes new "light weight"......very impressed.

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    I use the Hope floating saw blades. I run 180's front and back.
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    I'm running Ashima's front and rear on both of my bikes. Lighter and less expensive than most rotors, and I've not had any trouble. They came out of the box true, and they're still true.

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    I have no clue what you are describing but why would it be different than any other rotors? Would you have a pic?
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    Lots of sellers selling Avid HS1 on eBay for cheap, especially the 160mm ones.

    bholwell, can you check those HSX rotor bolts with a magnet? I think they may be stainless. At least mine were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8xin View Post
    Lots of sellers selling Avid HS1 on eBay for cheap, especially the 160mm ones.

    bholwell, can you check those HSX rotor bolts with a magnet? I think they may be stainless. At least mine were.
    Hmmm... I wonder if they've moved away from Ti rotor bolts. I've bought several sets of XX brakes, and a couple 180mm rotors, and they've always came with Ti bolts.
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    I highly recommend Shimano RT86 rotors. I've been using this for enduro trail riding, very reliable and stopping power is amazing. I have 180mm in front while 160mm on the rear.

    You won't regret using a shimano XT brakes components.

    I used to have Avid X0 trail brakes its horrible, it doesn't have the stopping power of xt, its very noisy and difficult to bleed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8xin View Post
    bholwell, can you check those HSX rotor bolts with a magnet? I think they may be stainless. At least mine were.
    If you can't tell by looking at them, weight is a far better indicator than magnetic response. not all stainless steel responds to magnetic fields.
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