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Centre lock vs. bolt-on rotor


LazyLab

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Looking to get a second set of wheels but need to be sure about fitment. I have WTB Speedisc wheels with a 160 mm centre lock rotor. Would wheels with a  bolt-on rotor fit into the disc calipers without having to adjust anything? 

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in my experience almost no two hubs are quite the same. You always have to adjust.

 

..or put the spacers behind the IS mounts on the disc (0.2mm shouldn't change anything..)

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i hate hubs. they always seem to complicate things. axle-through, spoke hole, IS, 6-bolt, centrelock, QR, 135mm spacing. DAMMIT! MAKE A STANDARD THING!

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We have 2 sets of wheels for our MTB's - mine both have DT Swiss hubs, and nothin n eeds adjusting, the wife's are a combination of Centre Lock and 6-bolt, and the calipers need adjusting between the 2 (I haven't bothered to 'shim' yet, but it's a real pain!

 

On another note, my bike has Juicy brakes, and hers has XT - I find the juicy's easier to get set up right than the XT's
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Thanks for the feedback. Is it common that the re-alignment required is as small as 0.2mm? If so, shimming the rotor could be a clean solution!

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Tarpon - my experience is that it isn't much (not sure whether 0.2mm, but enough for the disc to 'rub', rather than 'lock' or distort the disc)

 

So shimming is probably the answer - you just need to get hold of some 'shim' material - If you know someone tho works in an engineering manufacturing/maintenance environment, you could probably get some (professionally you can buy it in sheets of varying thiskness - usually a 'brass' type material)
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Thanks levett. I also have access to shim material. This should solve the potential interchangeability issues. To find a second set of wheels (with 160mm rotors) is the next challenge!

 

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