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    Fitting a disc brake

    Can any one tell me if its possible to fit a disc brakes on a trek 4300?

    Cheers.

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    Has it got disc brake mounts on the forks and frame? If you have them then yeah it will work. If not, i think you can get adaptors for it.

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    cool, thanks

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    You will probably have to get the mounts faced first though.

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    Well, there's a bit more to it than that. Disc brakes are a lot less forgiving of minor misalignments than rim brakes. Finding the right adapters shims and whatever - positioning the caliper properly can be a major PITA. I've never gotten it right the first time or even the second time. Good luck.

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    I'm getting a front disc break on Teusday, should go well i hope. Will let you know though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
    Well, there's a bit more to it than that. Disc brakes are a lot less forgiving of minor misalignments than rim brakes. Finding the right adapters shims and whatever - positioning the caliper properly can be a major PITA. I've never gotten it right the first time or even the second time. Good luck.
    Avid mechanicals don't use shims and are stupid easy to set up.

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    The front is the main one to swap out. If your fork doesn't have the mount... reason to upgrade... agree with Avid mech... best for your buck and low maintenance.
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