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I am wondering if I can use a lighter rotor in place of my Mech. rotor to save weight? Anyone tried this yet? I read that the Avid 7's rotor and Magur rotor's are the lightest out there. I wonder if all rotors are interchangeable. I have a 6" Avid Mech.
 

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Hardly worth the effort in my mind for a few grams, but here's the weightweenies page listings for disc brakes/parts http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings/components.php?type=discbrakes

As you can see, there's some variance but to spend extra $$ to get 10-20 grams "savings" is silly. You could save more, and more easily, by finding a lighter tire or tube. Or blowing your nose. If you really want to save a more significant number of grams of rotor weight try a Stan's aluminum but your performance will suffer.

A 6 bolt standard is interchangeable; Shimano's center lock mounts are different.

ps Much more sympathy for this kind of stuff on the weight weenie board...
 

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Bikinfoolferlife said:
Hardly worth the effort in my mind for a few grams, but here's the weightweenies page listings for disc brakes/parts http://weightweenies.starbike.com/listings/components.php?type=discbrakes

As you can see, there's some variance but to spend extra $$ to get 10-20 grams "savings" is silly. You could save more, and more easily, by finding a lighter tire or tube. Or blowing your nose. If you really want to save a more significant number of grams of rotor weight try a Stan's aluminum but your performance will suffer.

A 6 bolt standard is interchangeable; Shimano's center lock mounts are different.

ps Much more sympathy for this kind of stuff on the weight weenie board...
I agree.

BTW the Weight board will tell you to get Stans aluminum rotors to save 60g for yet more money, shorter life span and poorer braking.
I like my brakes to work.
 
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