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    Avid Rotors with Shimano Brakes?

    Can I use these:

    Brand New Avid G3 CS Disc Brake Rotor 160mm 6" Pair 1pcs Disc 6 Blots BB5 BB7 | eBay

    with Shimano Deore brakes? And should I be wary of buying brake rotors from China? Seems like a steal, but could be too good to be true.
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    Not sure yet but we are trying that right now with slx brakes and avid rotors since they seem to be very similar to shimano rotors.

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    Works fine, done it a couple of times and running it now.

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    Cool, good to know that at least some avid stuff is actually good for something.

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    I have similar ones from amazon. They're definately not genuine, but they work. Takes a litle extra time to bed them in properly, but they'll get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acer66 View Post
    Cool, good to know that at least some avid stuff is actually good for something.
    I originally tried the Avid HS1 rotors because Shimano brakes were prone to being noisy. Turned out it was just the rotors as HS1 rotors are silent, mostly.

    Avid is spelled wrong, there shoild be an 'O' in there.

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    "Avid is spelled wrong, there should be an 'O' in there."

    That is why I'm going with Shimano brakes I've got Avid Elixer Front brakes and Shimano Deore Rear on my hardtail right now. I like the shimanos much much better.
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    I have chinese HS1 rotors on deores right now, and its works flawlessly. Cant beat the price. I bought a ton of spares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitsBoy View Post
    I have Chinese HS1 rotors on deores right now, and its works flawlessly.
    I have both genuine HS1 and Chinese ones. You can see the differences when you examine them but in use I can't tell the difference. They both work fine.

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    I seem to have a different experience: I bought the HS1 to save some dollars when I got my XTR brake set. Very cheap and lighter by some grams they were fine for a while. then they started squealing and no trick (cleaning rotors, sanding the pads, new pads) fixed the problem. I suspect that they simply warp with use (the front gave into squealing about two months before the rear). Tossed the HS1 installed original Shimano XT IceTech and not only power and modulation went way up but there as been zero issues with noise,
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