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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor

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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor

With riding styles growing more aggressive and varied, a better brake rotor was needed. Shimano responded to the needs of riders to deliver best-in-class braking power, better system cooling and the best brake feel. Enter the Ice-Tech Rotor. The XT rotor is infused with proven Ice-Tech braking technology, trickled down from the top-end XTR group. Ice-Tech is a technology that blends the durabiity of a stopping power of a steel rotor with the heat dissipation properties of aluminum. By sandwiching an Aluminum cooling core between two steel braking surfaces, the rotor dissipates heat faster, while the steel outer portion provides solid stopping power and a durable braking surface. The two-piece "floating" rotor arrangement also saves weight and increases system stiffness, giving you the intense braking power you need, with the reliability and survivability that Shimano is best known for. Hit every line with confidence and speed with XT Rotors!

  • For standard 6-Bolt Disc Brake Hubs.
  • Ice-Tech Technology
  • Two-piece floating rotor
  • Available in 160mm, 180mm and 203mm diameters. Choose the size that matches your existing rotors, or size up for more stopping power (appropriate brake adaptor will be required).
  • Includes mounting bolts, adaptors not included
  • Sold Singly
  • Compatible with most disc brakes, but strongly recommended for use with Shimano brakes and brake pads
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Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor
 
4.8

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (48)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Durable (43)
  • Attractive (38)
  • Quiet (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (61)
  • Upgrade (19)
  • Racing (15)
  • Mountain bikes (9)
  • Casual riding (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (57), Casual/ recreational (11), Competitive cyclist (8)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid, Quiet performers

Installed these XT rotors and a new set of XT level brakes on my Nomad in place of Avid elixirs and clean sweep G3 rotors. Power is exceptional with the Shimano's and these rotors...Read complete review

Installed these XT rotors and a new set of XT level brakes on my Nomad in place of Avid elixirs and clean sweep G3 rotors. Power is exceptional with the Shimano's and these rotors help keep it quiet consistent and smooth. The hardest i've pushed them was a 7 mile DH run with no fade or squeal, pushing deep into the corners with out a second thought that performance would be above par. I'm not anti Avid, (even if mine did howl like a dog under a full moon) I just find the Shimano's to be so far ahead of the curve it makes others in this price point seem irrelevant.

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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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5.0

Perfect match with XT brakes!

By geerumm

from Brian Head, UT

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing

    Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

    Added tons of stopping power to my XT brakes.

     
    5.0

    Simply the best

    By CBarger

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

      No need to look anywhere else for rotors. These are exactly what the doctor ordered.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Icetech rotor

      By Flamephil

      from Quebec ,canada

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

      Quality parts, best price and fast shipping!

       
      5.0

      superior product.

      By EB9

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

        This is my second XT rotor. Works perfectly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Shimano quality

        By Gundermuffin

        from Kansas City, KS

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

          Ice tec rules!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Worth the money

          By julian

          from San Fernando Valley

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

          I bought these rotors to go with my Shimano xt brakes I purchashed. Coming from Avid Juicy, the difference in power is night and day. I was previously running Avid Cleansweep G2 rotors and wanted something that would remain cool under long descents. These rotors have really helped. I can't speak on durability because i've had them only about a month, but im sure they'll be fine

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Ice Tech Rotor...the best!

          By Greendrile

          from Lithia, Fl.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

            Flawless. If you are riding hard and want to feel 100% confident, this is the type of rotor you need. No weird or annoying sounds while stopping. In one word...perfection!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            No more squeal

            By jdub

            from Edmonton AB

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Tandem

                Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                Eliminated 95% of front brake squeal on Avid BB7. Don't waste your time and money trying different brake pads. This rotor solved the constant front brake squeal that has plagued my bike since new, over 3 years now.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Ice -Tech Rotor

                By Dale

                from Ely, NV

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                  I installed the XT brakes with Ice-Tech pads and decided to upgrade the rotors. I am happy with the results. Easy to install and stop great.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  best ever! Stopping power is ridiculous!

                  By Buddha

                  from Bay Area

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XT RT-86 6 Bolt Ice-Tech Rotor:

                    Freeride, all mountain, enduro, DH all around animal!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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