I decided to move on with disk brakes and I think avid bb7 is a way to go. I've seen many threads and questions, however I still want to get some specific data on them.
I can get 2009 185mm model for $60 including FR-5 levers, g3 rotors and IS & Post front mounts. Price is temping, so I'd like to make a 185/185 setup instead of more classic 185/160.
I have a 2008 Giant Rincon, pretty much stock. It's a Canadian model and doesn't come with disk brakes, however it has mounts and everything.
Now the questions:
- If you have experience with Rincons: will I be able to put 185mm rotors on it without major modifications?
- Can I mount bb7 with IS front mount/Post front mount on the rear wheel? What kind of adapter does it require?
- Do I need to get new cables or can I use stock ones?(I have v-brakes)
- Will I be able to use stock ST-EF50 (brake lever/shifters combo) with disk brakes? (I know I shouldn't do that, but I cannot get shifters at the moment)