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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor

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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor

XTR-style "IceTech" braking technology comes to the XT group! Aluminum core helps dissipate heat, while the steel outer portion provides solid stopping power and a durable braking surface.

  • For 6-Bolt rotors.
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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (21)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Easy to install (19)
  • Attractive (12)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (30)
    • Mountain bikes (9)
    • Upgrade (7)
    • Racing (5)
    • Casual riding (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (33), Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Bye Bye Brake Fade

    So, rotors, what can you say about rotors. Well the Icetechs look cool. Before having ridden a set I would have thought all you could comment on are looks but after just one...Read complete review

    So, rotors, what can you say about rotors. Well the Icetechs look cool. Before having ridden a set I would have thought all you could comment on are looks but after just one day of Downhill riding in Whistler, before my new Shimano Zee pads had even had a chance to fully break in, I could already tell this combo stays cooler and creates less brake fade. Bottom line, if you like to go fast and you are spending the money on high performance brakes then buck up and grab a set of these rotors as well. I'm glad I did.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    xt rotors

    Ive got the non ice XT, but has the same center hole, where the axle goes thru. If you use 20mm front axle. Be careful when washing your bike, cuz water can...Read complete review

    Ive got the non ice XT, but has the same center hole, where the axle goes thru. If you use 20mm front axle. Be careful when washing your bike, cuz water can get trapped between the center hole and axle seal.Since the rotor center hole is smaller then the spacing for the 20mm axle. I have 2012 crossmax st wheels with horrible axle seal design. The disc side bearing seized cuz of no water run off and poorly designed seals. Not a good combo wheel and rotor if you wash your bike often.Im going back to solid rotors with the new SLX, it has cut outs between the mounting bolt holes for water run off. But i do love the design of the xt 2 piece rotors.Looks sic and worked flawlessly. Oh and with the crossmax wheels? A whole other story. Actually in the mavic crossmax review in this website.

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    4.0

    Great product

    By Beretta44

    from Sierra Vista, AZ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

      I changed the Avid brakes on my MTB to XTs but had to wait to change the rotors. I didn't think it would be that much of a difference, boy was I wrong. These rotors really improve stopping power and feel. The only downside is, in the 180mm and larger range some can arrive not perferctly straight (reason for 4 stars), maybe due to the use of aluminum?? I had to slightly straighten mine but it works great now. (careful when bending, a little goes a long way with these rotors!)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Quiet

      By Josh

      from Highland Mountain NH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

        I picked these up with the Saint M820 brakes. They go together beautifully. I haven't run into any of howling and they are quieter than my previous Avid brakes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        GREAT ROTORS

        By Boba

        from Knoxville, TN.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

          From casual to competitive cycling these rotors are a must. Combined with the XTR/XT brakes they are quiet and strong.
          GREAT UPGRADE....

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          nICE

          By Yo dude

          from Vegas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility
          • Shimano Brakes Only

          Best Uses

          • Fr To Dh
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

          Set up with XTR brakes
          Performing perfectly after 250 miles of mixed use
          No complaints

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best rotor there is!

          By Demorider

          from Los Altos, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Slows Me Down Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

            Great stopping power. Doesn't get bent easily, and cools down relatively fast. Works great with my XTR trail brakes.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            stoke level at full capacity

            By j

            from greensboro, nc

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

              do you ever bleed your brakes and hop on your steed to find they are still not quite like new? could be your busted up rotor discs. you can align them but its not likely to bring them back to that crisp stopping power

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              a must with the xt calipers

              By todd

              from slc,ut

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

                great quiet rotor, a must when upgrading your brakes with shimano calipers

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Bye Bye Brake Fade

                By BBomb

                from Vancouver, BC

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Free Ride
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racing

                  Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

                  So, rotors, what can you say about rotors. Well the Icetechs look cool. Before having ridden a set I would have thought all you could comment on are looks but after just one day of Downhill riding in Whistler, before my new Shimano Zee pads had even had a chance to fully break in, I could already tell this combo stays cooler and creates less brake fade. Bottom line, if you like to go fast and you are spending the money on high performance brakes then buck up and grab a set of these rotors as well. I'm glad I did.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  quiet, powerful, durable rotors

                  By mtbdl

                  from bozeman, mt

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stopping Your Bike

                    Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

                    these rotors are awesome. They lasted 3 seasons of almost daily riding, using metallic pads. They only make noise when the pads are worn down to nothing, otherwise, they are completely quiet. Paired with the xt brakes, they are the perfect, 1 finger setup.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Shimano Icetech Rotor

                    By Feetup

                    from Vancouver Island Canada

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Racing
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Icetech Rotor:

                      These rotors do run noticeably cooler than conventional solid plate rotors. A friend of similar weight followed me very closely down a steep, long descent with plenty of heavy braking. Similar brake usage, but his rotors were noticeably hotter at the bottom. Not sure how long they will last yet. Size for size they are lighter than the Hays rotors I have been using, with considerably more braking surface.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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