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    Can my hubs take discs ?

    I have a GT Backwoods with shimano deore HB-M510 hubs, i have looked at the left hand side of the hub where the disc will go but there does not seem to be any way a disc could be accepted,also are cable operated disc brakes worth it or no currentl have deore v brakes....thanks in advance

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    A disc compatible hub would have attachment points on its left side. The fork would also have a mounting boss for the caliper assembly, so I'm afraid you may be out of luck without replacing more than just the brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demoncyclist
    A disc compatible hub would have attachment points on its left side. The fork would also have a mounting boss for the caliper assembly, so I'm afraid you may be out of luck without replacing more than just the brakes.
    Thanks forgot to say its got rock shox judys fitted so have a caliper mount front and rear but if the hubs not compatible might have to save my pennies up....

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    Dont get rid of those V's yet....talk to some of your locals ...youl be surprized...

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