Hello again. I'm building up a hardtail for XC riding/racing and using all XT components. When reading the reviews of the XT v-brakes, I saw some major complaints about squealing and many people recommended going with disks. The number one recommendation, by far, was for the Avid Mechanical disks so I looked into them. I'm surprised at how relatively inexpensive and simple they are and REALLY suprised by the shear number of glowing reviews. Ok, I'm almost sold but I know NOTHING about disks so I'd like to ask some general questions.
- Will Avid Mechanical brakes work with standard XT V-brake levers?
- How can I ensure they will fit on my frame and fork? Both have disk brake mounts but I can't find any information on the bolt patterns to see if they'll fit.
- Should I buy disk-specific rims or stick with standard rims in case I ever go back to rim brakes? What's the advantage to disk-specific rims over rim-brake rims?