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    SLX discs with metal brake pads

    According to the discription on the discs, I should not use metal brake pads on my SLX disc's. But I bought a few sets of them, found out to late that I should not combine it according to Shimano.
    What happens if I will use it?

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    Ruin your rotors.

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    Accelerated rotor wear.

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    Hmmm, so I can order new pads, or new discs.
    Any suggestions?

    e.g. XT discbrakes for 14 euro's (about 20 US dollars): http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k61...h.html?mfid=43
    or new resin pads, for let's say 10 euro's (around 15 US dollars) each.

    How about these pads?: http://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0&c=14&p=299&

    Those XT discs, can they handle metal pads?

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    As long as you have stainless rotors you should be fine. I thought SLX were stainless. LX were. It used to be Deore and below were not and metal pads would cause them to rust. It should say on the rotor if you can use metal pads on a shimano rotor. I would confirm if the rotors are stainless or not before buying new ones. The metal pads give a little more bite in the dry and ton more if things get wet. They are are also a little more durable. This comes at the cost of more noise, but nothing like avid brakes.

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    http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...rakes/slx.html

    States resin or metalic. If your rotor looks like this you should probably be fine.

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    Hahhh, the rotors aren't SLX, they are deore (SM-RT51), the brakeset itself is SLX.
    I think I'm on the market for a new set of discs.

    If I undstand it all correctly, any discs will do as long as they are stainless?

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