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Is centerlock lighter than 6 bolt?

Is centerlock lighter than 6 bolt?

The six bolts are slightly lighter than the lock ring set up for centerlock, but a six bolt hub is slightly heavier than a center lock hub. Also, a centre-lock rotor is heavier than a 6-bolt one, all other aspects of the rotor being equal.

Are centerlock rotors heavier?

Centerlock is a Shimano patented by system, facilitating the installation process. However, a Centerlock rotor is heavier than one with bolts (156 grams for a Shimano XT Centerlock Rotor, compared to 115 grams for a Shimano XT 6 Bolt Rotor, both rotors with a diameter of 160 mm).

Which is heavier A centerlock rotor or a 6 bolt rotor?

However, a Centerlock rotor is heavier than one with bolts (156 grams for a Shimano XT Centerlock Rotor, compared to 115 grams for a Shimano XT 6 Bolt Rotor, both rotors with a diameter of 160 mm). A simple calculation shows that a Centerlock system weights 45 grams less than the 6 bolt system (Shimano XT with hub and 160 mm rotor).

Which is better center lock or 6 bolt brakes?

Centerlock doesn’t accomplish anything special and doesn’t allow for lighter hubs or rotors (at least in a meaningful sense).

Can a 6 bolt wheel be used with a center lock wheel?

Adding to existing answers 6 bolt rotors can be shimmed to make rotors on two different wheels fit in the calipers without having to re-align. That’s not possible on center-lock hubs. I have centerlock AND 6 bolt shims for that purpose. You can even set it up to swap between centerlock and 6 bolt wheel sets. – Dan Buhler Dec 14 ’19 at 0:03

Which is better Shimano or center lock brakes?

Shimano rotors are excellent so it’s not like you’re trapped if you have centerlock hubs, but you do have fewer options, and centerlock rotors are inherently more expensive at the low end because they can’t just be flat pieces of steel.