Shimano SLX Centrelock rotor review

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£35

Shimano SLX Centrelock rotor

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80.0 out of 5 stars

"Well-made, long-lasting and good value. They’re even pretty sexy"

Sunday, September 18, 2011 11.00am By

These Centerlock-only SLX discs have the looks of XT or XTR, but at a significantly lower price. What they don’t have is the Ice-Tec rotor with its aluminium core – this is a plain steel version pinned to a strong alloy carrier. Their rock-shucking rigidity is noticeable, even in the largest of the 160/180/203mm sizes.

Fitting is simplicity itself, provided you have a deeply recessed cassette tool (the official one, with clearance for rear hubs, is £20). Calliper adjustment is easy thanks to zero warp, while feel and power are consistent even with budget brakes. A quality rotor. 

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

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Name:
SLX Centrelock rotor (11)
Brand:
Shimano
Price:
£35

Description:
* New designed rotor * Center Lock rotor mount system * 160, 180 and 203mm rotors available * 12g lighter than SM-RT62

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