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    07 XTR rotors with 08 XT calipers

    Hi

    Are there any advantages using the 07 XTR rotors instead of the 08 XTs, with an 08 XT brake system?

    I can get the rotors for roughly the same price, so I was wondering what would offer most bang for the buck.

    Thanks!

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    weight could be the only advantage I see...

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    shimano markets the xtr rotors to be stiffer than xt but i'm not sure how that translates to real life riding (maybe it warps less)...

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    Hi;

    Do you guys know for sure if this combination will work properly ( 08 XT calipers + 07 XTR rotors) I just built a set of wheels with XTR center lock hubs and rotors. Now I'm shopping for the brakes and a friend is giving me a good deal on the 08 XT brakes.

    I'm short of cash now (for XTR brakes) and this set up would bring me back to life!

    Any toughts??

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    Yeah, it'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Yeah, it'll be fine.
    Ditto!

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    Thanks for the replies guys. But I decided to go 08 XT all the way - the shop I got the brakes from practically gave me the 08 XT rotors for free (plus Shimano mineral oil to boot)...

    Now, if only my 32-hole 08 XT hubs would arrive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu
    Thanks for the replies guys. But I decided to go 08 XT all the way - the shop I got the brakes from practically gave me the 08 XT rotors for free (plus Shimano mineral oil to boot)...

    Now, if only my 32-hole 08 XT hubs would arrive...
    good call!

    a buddy of mine got the new XT wheels..the engagement on the new rear hub feels pretty good....

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    hehehe

    After a week of using the XT rotors, I just couldn't pass on a deal from a riding buddy who has an unused pair of XTR rotors.

    Slapped them on and in the process of 'breaking' them in...

    I agree about the quicker engagement of the hubs. I don't miss my old Ringle 439s one bit (well, except for their clickety-click sound). Now I can sneak up on unsuspecting riders hehe
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    Out of curiosity, how many engagement points do the new XT hubs have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Out of curiosity, how many engagement points do the new XT hubs have?

    36 points (so 10 deg engagement)

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