I ride a REAL Schwinn!
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NH, USA
Bikes: Lemond Nevada City (stock), '00 Schwinn Moab 3 (very upgraded)
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Is this the same bike you bought real recently? If it is new, and the holes really are meant for discs to be attached, then they should be compatible with the discs you can find today. Double-check to make sure the holes are drilled for discs, and make sure that your front wheel is not radially laced. Radially laced wheel are a bad idea if you are going to be running disc brakes on that wheel. If it is radially laced than it will appear that none of the spokes cross each other on the way to the rim. If any of your wheels are laced radially, it will only be the front on a newer, quality MTB. You can also tell pretty easily if they are laced radially if the front spoking pattern looks way different than the pattern on the rear wheel when looking at the bike from the side.
If you're not the one who just bought the Stumpjumper than some more research into what last year's models were supposed to be spec'd with might help. A trip to the LBS would solve the problem quick too.
Edit: I just checked the specialized site. All of the Stumpjumer FSR's are listed as having a Specialized disc hub on front and rear. As long as there isn't some restriction regarding which types of discs can fit Specialized brand hubs, I would say you're all set to pick up a set of discs.
I think that the magazines have generally not been too harsh on the hydraulic Shimano Deore discs. You definitely aren't getting a set of discs to match the Hope's or Haye's hydraulics, but they will work. You might also look into the Avid Mechanical disc brakes. Many say they rival some of the hydraulic systems in power. I have ridden them and love them. Visit www.mtbr.com
for a lot of ratings about most any disc brake you might be looking at.
Last edited by moabrider47; 02-03-03 at 07:30 PM.