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    Am I stupid for thinking this?

    I'm planning ahead about a year or so on my bike, and since the stupid frame isn't disc ready on it, but the forks are....I was thinking about just putting a disc on the front and leaving the back with V-brakes. I don't know if that's a great idea or not.
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    People do it.
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    Happens all the time

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    But is it a good idea or not. Would I be better off to save my money and leave it all discs and spend it on something else?
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    It's fine.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
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    If i got a Avid BB5 or BB7 for the front, do I have to get all new brake levers or can I use my existing ones?
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    You can use the existing ones.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
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    Ok, cool. Thanks!
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    All the mechanical brakes, V-brake or disc brakes takes the same lever... it's not a bad idea ...

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    Could I use the same cable too?
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    Same kind, but you will need a new one, the current cable set up is too short to reach the caliper.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
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    Just found a Mavic front disc rim for $20 used on the MMBA site (Michigan Mountain Biking Association) Idk, I might not get discs until x-mas, but this is a steal. I might have to jump on it.
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    I did it, works great.
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    Or maybe just a really good, really well set up set of V's?
    Sometimes they can indeed be better than discs....

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    personally i use way more front brake than back brake no matter what kind of riding im doing, so i would do it in a heart beat. infact, im still debating the set up of my second bike, and that has crossed my mind many times because im in the same boat.

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    DOn't you also have to get new Hubs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailridebiker
    I'm planning ahead about a year or so on my bike, and since the stupid frame isn't disc ready on it, but the forks are....I was thinking about just putting a disc on the front and leaving the back with V-brakes. I don't know if that's a great idea or not.
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...p?category=496

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    Hehe... I have disc front and canti rear. Works for me.

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    What was the link for muteseh? They're just adapters for different brands of discs.
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    I too run the avid bb5 up front and V-brake in the rear. Old GF frame with newer Judy fork, works great, saved a few $$.

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    you're the guy who wanted to upgrade his fork about a week ago. just a thought, but why didn't you just spend a little more on the front end? You'd end up way better. your LBS may even let you exchange your bike since you've only had it for like 2 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG
    Or maybe just a really good, really well set up set of V's?
    Sometimes they can indeed be better than discs....
    Yeah, a really bad, really poorly set up pair of discs. A simple set of Avid BB7's, correctly dialed in, with a 160mm rotor will smoke the best V brakes in power and modulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Yeah, a really bad, really poorly set up pair of discs. A simple set of Avid BB7's, correctly dialed in, with a 160mm rotor will smoke the best V brakes in power and modulation.
    Agreed, but I think it is easier to correctly dial in vees than mech discs. And yes I have worked on discs. But hey, if you have the money/know how, definitely put the BB7s up front - I considered doing that but stuck with the vees ($$ issues) and they work wonderfully.
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    I think I'm going to do that because there's other things that i'd rather spend my money on (i.e. Fork) So this was a waste of a thread. But who knows, maybe i'll change my mind between now and then.
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