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    triathlete? roadie? MTB? caelric's Avatar
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    Cannondale F300 MTB...Ready for Disc Brake Kit?

    I have a Cannondale F300 that I use for weekend trail riding and some downhill and XC, as part of my training, to break up the occasional road bike monotony. It already has some upgraded parts on it, and the frame is a good frame. Backcountry.coom is selling this hydraulic disc brake kit for the front only.

    The Cannondale archive website says they are disc brake compatible, so I think I am good there; is this a decent disc brake set, and is there a problem with running hydraulic disc fronts, and regular rim brakes on the rear? Anything else I should be concerned about before buying this and trying to install it?
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    You realize that's not just a brake lever, but the front shifter as well? If your fork has disc tabs and you have disc mounts on your hub you could do it...not sure why, but you could. Some people do run discs up front and rim brakes in rear, some like it some don't...
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    triathlete? roadie? MTB? caelric's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
    You realize that's not just a brake lever, but the front shifter as well? If your fork has disc tabs and you have disc mounts on your hub you could do it...not sure why, but you could. Some people do run discs up front and rim brakes in rear, some like it some don't...

    Well, sure I realize it's the whole shift assembly, I can just remove my old shifter and connect the cable to the new one (I would think)....funny thing, I can rebuild an engine, but when it comes to bike mechanical issues, I feel less than confident.
    Go Fast By Any Means, my triathlon/motor sports blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by caelric View Post
    is there a problem with running hydraulic disc fronts, and regular rim brakes on the rear?
    No

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    ^^^
    It does feel odd, but there is nothing wrong with it. I'm doing mechs out back with hydros up front right now.
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