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Centerlock (advantages):

Ease of use (easy on, easy off)

Less sensitive to torque and alignment issues

Lighter hubs

Can run centerlock OR 6-bolt rotors

Two-piece rotors (heat dissipation)

 

 

6-Bolt (advantages):

More hub options (anywhere from no-name to top-shelf)

Price

Less tools (torx on multitool, vs cassette tool)

Lighter rotors

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Lighter

 

 

I really do not think so. 6-bolt you can get down to 60gr for a 140mm off the shelf.

 

I don't know why you would want a disc that you can take off easily. You fit discs once in about 3 years. 6-bolt is also cheaper.

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I really do not think so. 6-bolt you can get down to 60gr for a 140mm off the shelf.

 

I don't know why you would want a disc that you can take off easily. You fit discs once in about 3 years. 6-bolt is also cheaper.

 

If you compare like-with-like, it's lighter. Take DT-Swiss:

240s (No disk) = 108

240s (6bolt) = 154

240s (Center) = 136

 

Obviously with a wider variety of hubs, you'd expect 6-bolts out there that are lighter and heavier than any centerlocks.

 

Very good point on the price. I've edited the post...

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I really do not think so. 6-bolt you can get down to 60gr for a 140mm off the shelf.

 

I don't know why you would want a disc that you can take off easily. You fit discs once in about 3 years. 6-bolt is also cheaper.

 

Sometimes you need to take the rotor off to service the hub bearings... (Don't know if this is the case with 6 bolt)

 

Easy on - easy off is a nice plus here... just note it's not idiot proof. You can miss-align the lockring if your not careful and then manage to strip out the thread of the hub... :mellow:

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Centerlock (advantages):

Ease of use (easy on, easy off)

Less sensitive to torque and alignment issues

Lighter

Can run centerlock OR 6-bolt rotors (with adaptor)

 

 

6-Bolt (advantages):

More hub options (anywhere from no-name to top-shelf)

+Price

actually 6 bolt is lighter (no adapter and no heavy rotor)

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If you compare like-with-like, it's lighter. Take DT-Swiss:

240s (No disk) = 108

240s (6bolt) = 154

240s (Center) = 136

 

Obviously with a wider variety of hubs, you'd expect 6-bolts out there that are lighter and heavier than any centerlocks.

 

Very good point on the price. I've edited the post...

 

Okay a bit of misunderstanding from my side. You were talking hubs and I discs. Okay, now take those lighter hubs and add the heavier discs. Then all is even again.

 

To install bolt-on you need a cassette tool. To install 6-bolt, you need a multi-tool. Most multi-tools these days have a T25 on.

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Centerlock (advantages):

Ease of use (easy on, easy off)

Less sensitive to torque and alignment issues

Lighter hubs

Can run centerlock OR 6-bolt rotors

Two-piece rotors (heat dissipation)

 

 

6-Bolt (advantages):

More hub options (anywhere from no-name to top-shelf)

Price

Less tools (torx on multitool, vs cassette tool)

Lighter rotors

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Centerlock (advantages):

Ease of use (easy on, easy off)

Less sensitive to torque and alignment issues

Lighter hubs

Can run centerlock OR 6-bolt rotors

Two-piece rotors (heat dissipation)

 

 

6-Bolt (advantages):

More hub options (anywhere from no-name to top-shelf)

Price

Less tools (torx on multitool, vs cassette tool)

Lighter rotors

More variety of aftermarket discs

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>> More variety of aftermarket discs

 

That one will have to go in the Centerlock column too!

 

Centerlock = Any Centerlock disk +OR+ any 6-bolt disk.

 

So the wider the range of 6-bolt disk options, the wider the options for centerlock too.

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>> More variety of aftermarket discs

 

That one will have to go in the Centerlock column too!

 

Centerlock = Any Centerlock disk +OR+ any 6-bolt disk.

 

So the wider the range of 6-bolt disk options, the wider the options for centerlock too.

 

Technically true but then you go heavy again and you need to fork out R200 for 1 adapter.

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