Shimano XTR SM-RT98 Disc Brake Rotors

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $57.99


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Product Description

The innovative Shimano XTR SM-RT98 Ice Tech brake rotors feature an aluminum core clad with stainless steel braking surfaces. The innovative design sheds weight, dissipates heat and dramatically improves overall performance.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alfred

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2012

Strengths:    lightweight dissipate heat better, excellent braking

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
overall these are very nice rotors,I was initially eyeing for RT-81 then found this LBS and they are giving it for a price of 1 piece RT-81!!!! i didnt waste a time and drive on that LBS. here in PH RT-81 are price at 2.6-3K pair. I got this XTR rotor at 1.4K pair!!! WOW!!! Ice-tech really works especially paired with Ice-tech pads. I got XT brakeset on these rotors. EXCELLENT Braking on any conditions!!

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JPHOYLE a Weekend Warrior from Carlsbad

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2012

Strengths:    Light, CenterLock (no bolts), looks cool.

Weaknesses:    If bent, you are screwed.

Bottom Line:   
Unlike a regular rotor, which is one-piece, the XTR design has an aluminum carrier (center hub) with the stainless-steel rotor riveted to it. I fell backwards/sideways and bent my rear XTR rotor while climbing a steep and rocky chute. What I discovered is that unlike a one-piece rotor, the XTR rotor is almost impossible to bend back. I was able to (barely) bend the rotor enough to ride home. Because of the design, forget about truing the XTR rotor once it is bent (as I have with one-piece rotors in the past). If your riding conditions and/or style lend themselves to occasional endo's, skip the XTR rotors. I have switched back to XT rotors and XT pedals as those are the XTR components that I have used that haven't stood up to my (rare) crashes. Everything else XTR has been great. Two Chilis due to poor crash-worthiness.

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Favorite Trail:   California

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   XT

Bike Setup:   BMC SuperStroke, XT wheels, XTR components, Fox sus

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