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Old 08-21-04, 11:27 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-21-04, 12:06 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-22-04, 10:56 AM   #3
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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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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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