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    Avid G2 Rotors vs. Shimano Rotor on Centerlock

    I am in the process of building up a light cross country Rocky/Element and realized that my Shimano XT center lock hubs are not compatible with my Avid Ultimate/G2 Rotors 160mm.
    Should I get the DT Swiss Center Lock Adapter or get new Shimano Rotors.
    Some of the Shimano rotors I have seen require I use resin pads, any thoughts on that?

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    Avid now makes centerlock rotors that would be compatible with your Ultimates.


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    Thanks for that. Another option I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagyarBika
    I am in the process of building up a light cross country Rocky/Element and realized that my Shimano XT center lock hubs are not compatible with my Avid Ultimate/G2 Rotors 160mm.
    Should I get the DT Swiss Center Lock Adapter or get new Shimano Rotors.
    Some of the Shimano rotors I have seen require I use resin pads, any thoughts on that?

    Center lock rotors end up a little lighter than 6 bolt. I run kool stop pads on my shimano center lock rotors cause they last longer and work better.

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    That's interesting. I would have assumed that they would be a little heavier because of the center lock ring. I guess you don't have the bolts which take away weight.
    Thanks for the input.

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    How do they centerlock rotor weights compare with the 2-piece XX rotors.

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    My 160mm XX rotor was around 95g, I've got to think the Centerlock rotors are quite a few grams more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagyarBika
    I am in the process of building up a light cross country Rocky/Element and realized that my Shimano XT center lock hubs are not compatible with my Avid Ultimate/G2 Rotors 160mm.
    Should I get the DT Swiss Center Lock Adapter or get new Shimano Rotors.
    Some of the Shimano rotors I have seen require I use resin pads, any thoughts on that?
    I have shimano centerlock rotors and don't use resin pads. It works fine.

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    Save the money and get the $10 origin8 6bolt to centerlock adapters from Jenson... Work just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmynameisdan
    My 160mm XX rotor was around 95g, I've got to think the Centerlock rotors are quite a few grams more than that.

    You also have to consider the extra weight on the hub where the 6 bolts screw into....

    The center lock splines are tiny compared to the bolt lugs.

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