05' Trek 4300 Upgrade to Avid BB7 Disc Brakes Questions
(dammit, I had to write this post all over again because Safari crashed for some weird reason
I just picked up some brand new 2006 Avid BB7 Disc Brakes on ebay for $140 ($10 bucks cheaper than pricepoint)
Here are the specs to my bike
, Unfortunately the specs are incorrect, probably for the disc model
I have Bontrager Connection Trail tires instead of the Bontranger ACX
I have Shimano non-disc hubs, and the rims are WTB 32H dual duty (the sticker on it says disc compatible)
So, i'd need new wheels (or hubs if i'm good at lacing) and a new cable set.
After looking around on pricepoint, I found two that look decent for around $100 and a bit more,
Shimano Deore Disc Wheelset w/ Sun Rhyno Lite Rims
for $99 in black and the same rims with Shimano XT M756 hubs
. Is it worth the extra $40 bucks for XT hubs? Also, how do these Sun Rhyno Lite Rims compare to my WTB Dual Dutys?
Nashbar has the Mavic XM117 Black Rim with Deore M525 Disc Hubs
for $110 (they also have 10% coupon)
The cable sets i've been looking at are made by Avid. On pricepoint, I found their Straight Jacket Cable set
for $13 (why is the thinner shifter cable more expensive?) and the Full Metal Jacket Disc Brake Cable Set
for $30. Is it worth the extra? Delta also makes a Teflon Brake cable Set
for $20. Hmm? Nashbar had some crappy
ones for $5 bucks too, I wouldn't imagine they would be too good...