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    Disc hubs

    On a bike with out disc breaks. So I just ordered a set of wheels with xt hubs. They stated that the wheels are good for either rim , or disc breaks. My mtb has rim breaks. I am asking since their is an extra side to the hub. So will this effect anything? Has anyone used hubs like this? Just wondering before I have them retensioned, and shod, whither I should replace or not.

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    You're overthinking it, they will work just fine. The disk mounts won't be in the way of anything.
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    The only thing it affects are your calculations when selecting spokes. Unlike a symmetrical front hub, you'll have some dishing to accomodate the disc mount. If you're building a wheelset, you'll need 4 different spoke lengths instead of 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    The only thing it affects are your calculations when selecting spokes. Unlike a symmetrical front hub, you'll have some dishing to accomodate the disc mount. If you're building a wheelset, you'll need 4 different spoke lengths instead of 3.
    I built my recent touring wheelset using XTR disc hubs and Velocity Synergy OC rims. Only needed two spoke lengths (294mm & 295mm) between the two wheels and I could probably have gotten away with using 294mm spokes for everything. A nice side benefit to the off-center drilling...

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    Thanks. They are actually already built, machined. Next step is to retension, which will happen in a few weeks.
    Thanks for the replies.

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