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    Shimano RM60 rear hub

    I have a trek 4300 with that rear hub. I want to upgrade to Disc Breaks... can I use that hub with disc breaks or will I need a new hub? If I need a new hub can I just have my wheel and tire transfered to the new one?
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    Anyone?

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    yes, you will need a new hub for disc brakes.
    Yes, you can have the rear wheel built with another hub. This most likely will require new spokes as well.

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    It would much cheaper to buy a pre built wheelset.
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    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

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    You can find decent rear wheels with disc mounts for less than $100. Just don't plan on dropping on too many big things.
    Falling is learning...[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]...learn to not fall in a box.
    Any good American will watch THIS -and- WHERE WAS MY BIKE MADE?

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    OK so I can just go to my LBS and get a whole new wheel ready to install disc breaks?
    I'm not thinking of doing anything super crazy just some trail riding and small jumping

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    You sure can!
    You will just have to have the cassette transferred over to the new wheel, and you should be ready to roll.

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    anyone know the sizes I need for my 4300 with discs?
    I was thinking Avid BB5 mechanicals

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    what do you mean sizes?
    you need a 26" disc compatable wheel

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    Is there a width I need to look for?

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    135mm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doahh
    Is there a width I need to look for?
    as stated, 135mm, and pretty much any 26" mtn bike wheel will be 135mm.

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    I've decided with help that this is what I want...
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Wheel+Kit.aspx
    Could I just not shift past gear 8 and leave it at that?
    I pretty much eave my bike at gears 2 and 4-6 and when going up a hill I go to 1 and 2-3

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    No, you will need a 9 speed rear derailleur.

    And do you know that both frame and fork have disc brake mounts?
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
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    yes because I can see them and it's the exact same frame as the 4300 Disc...
    Everyone else has said that I could use my current cassete and derailleur as long as I don't shift into gear 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doahh
    I've decided with help that this is what I want...
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Wheel+Kit.aspx
    Could I just not shift past gear 8 and leave it at that?
    I pretty much eave my bike at gears 2 and 4-6 and when going up a hill I go to 1 and 2-3
    Well i see you have already made up your mind on what you want. As i was going to suggest maybe Mavic Crossrides & BB7's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doahh
    Everyone else has said that I could use my current cassete and derailleur as long as I don't shift into gear 9
    No that is incorrect. The cogs on a 8 speed cassete are spaced further apart then on a 9 speed cassete. Therefor an 8 speed shifter will pull more cable then a 9 speed.

    You could easily fix this problem by buying a 9 speed cassete and a 9 speed chain, chances are that your current derailleur is compatible with both 8 and 9 speeds.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

    Chicago Freeride

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