Shimano RT-86 Rotor Review

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October 14, 2017
 
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: Quiet Stay cool Predictable

Cons: no so far

Recommendation: Current setup is 180 front, 160 rear, M8000 XT calipers... Not much change of down hill fading on North Texas, but plenty of short bump stops and dust. The only time I hear anything from these disks is when they get dusty. A momentary light touch on the trigger, they clean and get quiet again. Combined with M8000 calipers, there really to perform effortlessly. I only use one finger on the triggers (not really long enough to call "levers" :) ). On a summer trip to Vail, I put these through some lice long down hill runs. No complaints. Stayed cool, lever faded, never squealed. These will be my go to disks from now on (unless Shimano makes a negative change to them).

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October 4, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Stays much cooler, no noticeable fading, quiet

Cons: Haven't found one yet

Recommendation: On my 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon I was having a problem with the stock disks turning blue and squealing on long downhills. I'm a big guy (230lbs) and I'm the first on to admit that I tend to drag the rear brakes on big hills. After all I am a pretty big mass to get stopped. Once I switched to the Ice Tech rotors (203 up front and 180 out back) the squealing went away, they have yet to turn blue and my pads even seem to last longer. I've been on some long hills and have loved the upgrade on every one of them. These may not work perfectly on every bike, or for everyone but I've had great success with mine.

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October 4, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Stays much cooler, no noticeable fading, quiet, stronger stopping power

Cons: Haven't found one yet

Recommendation: On my 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon I was having a problem with the stock disks turning blue and squealing on long downhills. I'm a big guy (230lbs) and I'm the first on to admit that I tend to drag the rear brakes on big hills. After all I am a pretty big mass to get stopped. Once I switched to the Ice Tech rotors (203 up front and 180 out back) the squealing went away, they have yet to turn blue and my pads even seem to last longer. I've been on some long hills and have loved the upgrade on every one of them. These may not work perfectly on every bike, or for everyone but I've had great success with mine.

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October 4, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Stays much cooler, no noticeable fading, quiet

Cons: Haven't found one yet

Recommendation: On my 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon I was having a problem with the stock disks turning blue and squealing on long downhills. I'm a big guy (230lbs) and I'm the first on to admit that I tend to drag the rear brakes on big hills. After all I am a pretty big mass to get stopped. Once I switched to the Ice Tech rotors (203 up front and 180 out back) the squealing went away, they have yet to turn blue and my pads even seem to last longer. I've been on some long hills and have loved the upgrade on every one of them. These may not work perfectly on every bike, or for everyone but I've had great success with mine.

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October 4, 2015
 
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Stays much cooler, no noticeable fading, quiet

Cons: Haven't found one yet

Recommendation: On my 2015 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon I was having a problem with the stock disks turning blue and squealing on long downhills. I'm a big guy (230lbs) and I'm the first on to admit that I tend to drag the rear brakes on big hills. After all I am a pretty big mass to get stopped. Once I switched to the Ice Tech rotors (203 up front and 180 out back) the squealing went away, they have yet to turn blue and my pads even seem to last longer. I've been on some long hills and have loved the upgrade on every one of them. These may not work perfectly on every bike, or for everyone bUT I've had great success with mine.

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March 3, 2014
 
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Build quality

Cons: The large holes seem to cause a bit of inconsistency or shudder in braking on Avid Trail XO's

Recommendation: I think there's better designs out there out there for Avids.

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December 17, 2013
 
Model/Year: RT-86 S and RT-86 M

Pros: Lightweight. Stays cool. Looks good. Comes with mounting hardware.

Recommendation: If you have any version of the newer Shimano brakes and do not have this style rotor, consider this upgrade.

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Shimano RT-86 4.33 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.