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Old 02-28-10, 03:57 PM   #1
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Should I upgrade the stock braking system for Cannondale Quick 6 to disk brakes?

I am not please with the stock braking system on the 2010 Cannondale Quick 6 hybrid. What is are the community's views regarding upgrading to a disk system? Perhaps I should merely stick with the "linear pull" system; however, upgrade within the linear pull family? I tend to think that disk brakes are superior; however, this could be a misguided assumption.

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Old 03-01-10, 12:14 PM   #2
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That would be expensive. For the front you'd need a new fork,new wheel or at least rebuild the stock one with a new hub,plus the disc brake. Out back you couldn't mount a disc without one of those funky adapter kits that aren't cheap,plus the wheel and brake.

Your best bet would prolly be to first swap the pads. Get some KoolStops,preferably the Salmons. Next,from the pic on the website,it looks like there's a power modulator in the front brake line just above the noodle. Swapping the stock brake line for a plain cable should also improve things. After that,swapping the brake cailpers for some descent Shimanos or Avids would probably get you what you want.
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Get some KoolStops,preferably the Salmons.
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Thanks a lot. Big help
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Old 03-01-10, 08:22 PM   #5
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Get some Aztec2 brake pads, their the best, all I use now.

Also, I don't know what brakes you're using, but when I upgraded from some cheap Tektros to Deore LX V's my braking improved, then I got Delta Aztec powerlines (segmented aluminum sealed cable housing) and I can out stop most people... Maybe not hydraulic discs though. Maybe...

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