Deore M596 rotor compatability

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DanG87
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Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby DanG87 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 20:26 pm

Hi
I have a set of avid elixir 3's which i'm not too pleased with, mainly due to lack of pad clearance that requires me to align the caliper every time i remove and refit the wheels.
Thinking of getting rid of them and getting some of the new Deore m596 brakes which seem quite well priced.
I have a spare new pair of XT RT79 rotors (long arm alloy spider but non-ice tech), just wondering if anyone knows whether the alloy spider will foul the caliper, as the caliper seems to be the same as the old 595 caliper.
Also the tech docs for the m596 say to use the SM RT64, which has much smaller 'arms' on the spider.
Any reason not to swap from elixir 3s?

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Re: Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby nicklouse » Mon Nov 05, 2012 20:29 pm

you are most likely to have the same issues with the new brakes. use pad spacers then pull the levers a few times before riding and off you go.
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Re: Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby DanG87 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 22:41 pm

Why would i have the same problems, thought shimano had larger pad clearance?

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Re: Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby omegas » Mon Nov 05, 2012 22:54 pm

DanG87 wrote:Hi
mainly due to lack of pad clearance that requires me to align the caliper every time i remove and refit the wheels.


You should not need to align the caliper when you refit the wheel ? it can only sit in the dropouts in the same position.

The newer shimano brakes with the servo wave do have more clearance and do work well for stopping that annoying rubbing when it gets muddy.

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Re: Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby nicklouse » Mon Nov 05, 2012 23:03 pm

DanG87 wrote:Why would i have the same problems, thought shimano had larger pad clearance?

cheers

if you have greater pad clearance you have a lot more lever travel.

Avid are not that close. it all comes down to you and how you set them up.

use pad transport spacers. fit your wheels squeeze the brakes a few times to set the pistons and go ride.
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Re: Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby The Rookie » Tue Nov 06, 2012 06:10 am

Make sure you put the wheel in carefully when sliding the disc into the caliper between the pads, get all hamfisted and you move the pads out of line and you have to straighten them before the disc will go in and get really ham fisted and you can moving the caliper on the cps washers isn't impossible.

I had Juicys for a couple of years and never had a problem unless the lever was pulled with the wheel out.

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Re: Deore M596 rotor compatability

Postby sensi10 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:54 pm

I have had both makes. My last brakes were juicy 7 and they had good stopping power but were noisy and had the same problem when taking off wheels and refitting them.
I now have m596 and they are very good once they bed in there dead quiet and good stopping power. The shimano ones have much more clearance and once set up you wont need to fiddle :D


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