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Old 08-12-06, 05:03 PM   #1
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new disc brakes

Would it be alright if I just bought disc brakes for my rear wheel, and use the same brake lever? If i can do that how much would it cost?
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Old 08-12-06, 05:40 PM   #2
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i think it depends on the brakes. Some mechs work with regular v brake levers but hydros dont.

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ya it would work if ur talking about mech. but you would also probaly need to buy a new diskbrake compatible hub for the rear, and a longer cable.
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Putting the disc in the front would make more sense. You should be using your front brake more than your rear. 80% of your stopping power comes from your front brake.
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Putting the disc in the front would make more sense. You should be using your front brake more than your rear. 80% of your stopping power comes from your front brake.
+1... I'm still learning to do that, though (still grab the rear more than the front, hehe )

You should also check if your hubs are disc-ready. If you decide to get mechanical discs, you can still use the same brake levers, provided that they are sidepull (v-brakes). I don't think you can use centerpull levers. If it fits your budget, get Avid BB7's. They're the best non-hydraulic discs brakes out there, IMO.
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