Shimano LX disc brakes – what rotors?

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  • cynic-al
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    I’ve used all sorts of “wrong” rotors/calipers, I wouldn’t worry.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    No issue with LX using XT rotors. LX have the same pads as XT/XTR so you can use XT rotors (RT-75s) or Avid rotors (probably others too).

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Why can’t you use the XT rotors? I use Hope floating ones* with my Deores.

    *because, they look cool, and make the bike go faster, obviously

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I’m also using XT rotors with LX brakes on one bike and Hope floaters with LX brakes on another.

    Hairychested
    Member

    According to CRC there are issues due to different pad sizes. I’ll order the XT ones, thanks.

    Hairychested
    Member

    As XT rotors shouldn’t be used with Deore brakes I wonder if there are any issues with LX brakes. 160 and 180mm 6-bolt ones needed. Thanks.

    PJay
    Member

    I’m pretty sure that my set of LX brakes from Merlin came with XT rotors (as I needed 6 bolt rather than Centerlock) and they work as expected.

    Mister P
    Member

    Earlier Deore brakes (M525) had a pad that was larger than the surface of an XT rotor. LX uses the same size pad as XT so there are no problems running XT rotors with LX calipers.

    Hairychested
    Member

    Got the XT ones from CRC, 180/160mm. Lovely!

    paule
    Member

    I’ve used LXs with Avid, Hope, Hayes, Shimano centrelock and Imperial rotors, never had a problem with any of them.

    steve_b77
    Member

    I use LX Rotors with Deore brakes and there’s no issues there.

    As for Pads I’ve got a2z “Shimano” ones in there and they work just fine and dandy

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