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Old 10-18-03, 03:44 PM   #1
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Want Disc Brakes (help please)

[COLOR=RoyalBlue] I got a 2003Corratec Raptor and it has v brakes. I want to put disc brakes on it but is doen't have disc brakes hubs . How do i go about doing this do i have to change the hubs then install the brakes or do i have to buy a whole new wheelset and then put the brakes on. If i need a new wheelset what wheelset does anybody recommend


And yea it has mounts for the disc brakes

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Old 10-18-03, 03:58 PM   #2
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New wheelset and then new brakes. Does the frame have the mounts for disc brakes?
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Shimano XT hubs are the standard for MTB hub quality. Cheap, and they work. Rims, go with Alex TD17's for a lightweight but strong trail rim. They weigh in around 500 grams.

I remember somewhere like Pricepoint or something sold this combo for pretty cheap...
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Shimano XT hubs are the standard for MTB hub quality. Cheap, and they work. Rims, go with Alex TD17's for a lightweight but strong trail rim. They weigh in around 500 grams.

I remember somewhere like Pricepoint or something sold this combo for pretty cheap...
XT hub- maybee for xc. They can't take a beating to from freeriding and DH, destroyed way too many xt hubs. I would have to say Chris King, hope, or Atom Labs(if your hard on your equipment) would be better hubs.
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XT is the standard for light weight FR use.

Thousands of Free-Riders can't be wrong.

If you want the uber hot stuff. Get Hadley or Chris King. Nothing better than those two.
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I'm a pretty big boy and I like my XT hubs. However if they do crap out I'm getting a set of Chris Kings no doubt about it. On a side note however, I really don't like Alex rims so I'd steer you towards these I've had great luck with mine.
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I rode an Alex TD-17 for 2 years. I trued it once. No flat spots, no cracks, no problems. I would recomend them to anyone.

I currently ride Rhynolite XL's. I have a nice flat spot on the rear now though. They will be replaced with either a set of Arrow FRX's or some Intense Mag-30's.
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