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New rotors for new wheels!

phal44phal44 Posts: 240
edited February 2011 in MTB buying advice
So finally getting around to buying new wheels. Looking at the XC717 Pair from Merlin Cycles

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... ir_465.htm

My current discs are centrelock and im pretty sure these hope hubs are 6 bolt? Should I stick to Shimano discs to go with my Deore brakes? Or will any 6 bolt disc do?

Any suggestions from Merlin?

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop ... ke+Spares/

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    any 6 bolt should fit as long as the diameter is correct for your brakes
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    edited February 2011
    bloody phone
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    edited February 2011
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  • weeksy59weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    I'll swap you a 6 bolt rotor for a centre lock if 160 ?
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Any six bolt rotors will do but if Batman had a mountain bike, he would use Shimano RT76 rotors.

    On-One and Chain Reaction have them at different prices for different sizes. Cherry-pick the ones you want to get the best price.
  • phal44phal44 Posts: 240
    They are indeed 160 but I wanna keep the rotors for my original wheels since I plan on having road tyres on those and nobblys on the new ones :D
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Don't get the Mavic rims, incredibly out dated. Get Stan's Crests, lighter, wider, tougher. You'll find Hoops on Crests for similar money.

    Then yes, get whatever rotor you want!
  • phal44phal44 Posts: 240
    njee20 wrote:
    Don't get the Mavic rims, incredibly out dated. Get Stan's Crests, lighter, wider, tougher. You'll find Hoops on Crests for similar money.

    Then yes, get whatever rotor you want!

    Damn you! Just when I finally pick something :P

    Doesn't seem to be anything Stan's related on Merlins or Chain reaction? Anywhere I should be looking for these wheels with Crests?
  • phal44phal44 Posts: 240
    OK I was just being an idiot and looking in custom wheels still!

    Now theres just too much choice :( lol



    **edit** not much choice actually!

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Sear ... %27s+crest
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    That's weird, they've gone from many of the big websites. I wonder if there's about to be a shake up on Stan's rims they've not announced, as the Podium has suddenly got hard to come by, and Wiggle had them on Clearance.

    Swinnertons were often cheap, may be worth phoning them, I honestly wouldn't buy the Mavics any more. YMMV of course.
  • phal44phal44 Posts: 240
    Which hubs should I try to stick to if I look for wheels elsewhere?
  • 02gf7402gf74 Posts: 1,166
    ^^^ what they say...... but beware of alloy carrier (floating disc) rotors as it hasd been said that the thicker carrier can interfere with some calipers.
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