Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Central PA
Bikes: Santa Cruz Blur, Gary Fisher X-Caliber, Focus Arriba, Focus Izalco Ergoride
I would advise to hang your bike vertically with the rear wheel, not front. Why would you want to subject your fork and headset to the stress of the bike's hanging weight, when the rear triangle is so much stronger? Just my opinion, I've never heard of anyone having issues but why chance it.
As for the hydraulic brakes, that should not be an issue regardless of how they hang.