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Old 04-27-06, 05:06 PM   #1
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disc brakes/hubs

I've found some new territory to ride in and I've found that the braking power of my v's might compromise my safety/health in some of the steeper sections. Much of the new terrain is grass and it's often moist, so I think it's time to put a disc brake on the front. I've decided on the bb7, though I know nothing about hubs. I don't know which hubs are of a quality build, what I should be looking for, how to install the new hub, etc. Please educate me!
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Old 04-27-06, 05:09 PM   #2
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Hubs are difficult to install if you don't know how to assemble a wheel. It might be easier if you just buy a new front wheel with disc hub.
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Just buy a new disc hub and bring it to bike shop mechanic. and viola!!! you can now use it what ever you want to.Why front only? Enjoy safe riding
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Your bike has to have tabs to mount calipers. Assuming it does, I'd put disc on front and rear. Avid BB7s are a good choice. Depending on the price of hubs and assembly it might be cheaper to buy some disc compatable wheels on EBAY.
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Old 04-28-06, 05:08 PM   #5
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Why?

im a newbie and i dont really know the difference do you really need the disc brakes and if im only doing downhill and jumping are they that important???
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Old 04-28-06, 07:19 PM   #6
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so I'm thinking mavic 717 and hope xc. how much does your lbs charge to assemble a wheel?

how well will the mavic's take a beating?

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