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    Senior Member Woot! Woot! diamondback_man's Avatar
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    New Hubs!?

    hey people, i'm going out tomorrow to get me a set of mechanical disc brakes. Not too entry-level, but not too advanced. Anyways, i'm wondering if the stock hubs on my diamondback need to be replaced in order for the brakes to be installed. if they do, will i need to buy a complete new wheel? or just an attachment part?
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    you need disc compatible hubs, frame, and fork. there is no attachment part for wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbowen1
    you need disc compatible hubs, frame, and fork. there is no attachment part for wheels.
    There is a company that makes an adapter that attaches via spokes and some bolts.


    Excuse me, I think its only spokes. http://www.firstprincipleseng.com/wh...arch62002.html

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    well, i know for a fact i have disc compatible forks and frame, its only the hubs im worried about
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    If you look at the hubs the right side should have a mount for the disc, if it does not you're hubs are not disc compatible. There is normaly 6 holes the discs bolt on to.

    Now if you don't you can buy a new wheelset, or just replace the hubs and have the wheels rebuilt to your existing rims.. depending on how good a wheelset you have probably cheaper to buy a new wheelset.

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    Definitely better to go with a new wheelset. Check on-line at eBay, JensenUSA, Colorado Cyclist, etc. You can then sell your old brakes and wheels on eBay and recover a bit of money. You will even have a wheel box to ship them in.

    I put on the Avid mechanicals last year and they are awesome. Very powerful and easily modulated.

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