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Old 11-17-04, 02:46 PM   #1
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disc brakes on bmx's??

i was jus wonderin if it is possible to fit a bmx with a rear disc brake, if it is possible wat parts would i hav to chage n stuff like that??
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Old 11-17-04, 04:50 PM   #2
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i saw a picture of a race bmx bike with disc brakes and if i find it ill show it to you.......
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Old 11-17-04, 05:27 PM   #3
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You'd need disc specific mounts on the frame (and forks if you wanted front too), disc calipers, the actual discs themselves, disc hubs, wheels that were made to withstand the braking pressures of discs, and if you were going hydraulic, hose, oil and new levers.
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Old 11-17-04, 05:31 PM   #4
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its pretty much not gonna happen. Brian lopes had a disc set up on his 04 race bike... it also had gears 9 to be exact.
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Old 11-17-04, 05:36 PM   #5
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check out www.bmxmania.com/brianlopes.htm
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It is completely possible. I was looking into it a while ago. I'll find the thread and post a link to it.

Edit : Disc brakes on a BMX bike?

It will work but it will be very exspensive. Good luck and if you do it let me know how it comes out.

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yeah it possible if you for some reason bought a frame with disc mounts, a rear wheel with a disc hub the disc its self and a wheel (and frame for that matter) that can withstand the stopping power generated by a disc.
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Read the thread

Atomic makes an adaptor for F/f hubs. So you don't need a new frame.
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Old 11-17-04, 06:45 PM   #9
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what do you mean by f/f hub
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Old 11-17-04, 07:21 PM   #10
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A flip flop hub. That means both sides of the hub are threaded and you use a freewheel that can be attached to either side.
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Old 11-17-04, 07:26 PM   #11
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ok i get it
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Old 11-17-04, 07:39 PM   #12
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almost no bmx frames come with disc mounts
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Old 11-17-04, 08:20 PM   #13
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get a floating disc mount, like one for a mountain bike.
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Old 11-17-04, 08:49 PM   #14
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doesnt that need a special mount on the frame.
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Old 11-18-04, 09:29 PM   #15
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you can get ones that bolt on the chain stay right before you hit the dropouts.
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Old 11-18-04, 11:17 PM   #16
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do you know where there are any pics of this
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Old 11-19-04, 04:58 PM   #17
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It really sounds like no one listened to me when I refered you to another thread because all these questions your are asking are answered in that thread JUST READ IT. I promise it will answer all of you questions.

Disc brakes on a BMX bike?
READ IT
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honestly nobody actually cares, the guy was just interested in it. There is a reason why bmx bikes with discs never took off, its a stupid idea, its just kind of a novelty to us.
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honestly nobody actually cares, the guy was just interested in it. There is a reason why bmx bikes with discs never took off, its a stupid idea, its just kind of a novelty to us.
you'd be suprised what some people want on their bikes
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You can get more than enough stopping power with normal (linear-pull, U) brakes and chrome rims, it's lighter to use normal brakes, and it's more cost effective; therefore, it's pointless to get disc brakes on a BMX bike.
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Old 11-20-04, 12:25 PM   #21
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you'd be suprised what some people want on their bikes
What people want and what people buy are intirely different. I could want a gold plated frame, but its way for expencive, and a normal cro mo frame would preform better. So i would get a cro mo frame.
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Old 11-20-04, 01:04 PM   #22
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Forget the disks.. pshaw.. its all abou the rubber bands..
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lol
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