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Old 04-22-14, 09:06 PM   #1
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N360 with roller, coaster, or disc brake?

I was wondering the compatibility of roller, coaster, or disc brake with N360 CVT hub.

I ride year round in all weather & i'm concerned about transitioning from coaster to rim brakes & potential less braking power....

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Old 04-23-14, 04:17 AM   #2
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For a rear wheel, pretty much any brake should be sufficient (for all but the messiest of commutes*). 80% of stopping power is from front brake.

All that said, if you want, just get a Nuvinci that is disc brake ready if you don't want rim brakes.

* If you do switch to rim brakes, getting the right brake pad can make a huge difference here.

p.s. For front brakes, I think disc brakes have a lot of merit. For rear brakes, the biggest reason to have disc brakes (for most riders) is because that's what you've got on the front.

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The N360 is disc compatible with the standard 6 bolt 160 mm discs. I am planning to use that on a commuter for my son.

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I had a bike with a roller brake and one with a coaster. While the roller brake was great for stopping, it truly slowed down the bike. The coaster brake was similar and it does not freewheel very well. I would go for disc brake.
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on N360 .. just go with the disc version , only sensible alternate is rim brakes ..


I think a hubshell sub assembly has to be specified when you order the hub,

IDK if there is an after the fact way to change that.

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Disc would seem the best all weather option. With disc hub, you could always use rim brakes, provided you built the wheel that way and the frame had the fittings.
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Thanks for the input all!!! I think i will give disc on rear a try. Front has dynamo, so i'm not sure front would work.

I can't wait to share this bike with you guys, it's really exciting!

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Front has dynamo, so i'm not sure front would work.
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