Join Date: May 2008
Location: Alexandria, Va
Bikes: '72 Motobecane Le Champion(totaled), '73 Bottecchia Giro d'Italia, '83 Colnago Superissimo, '84 Trek 610, '84 Trek 760, '94 Burley Duet, '88 Pinarello Tre Cime, '88 Masi Gran Corsa, '91 Pinarello Montello, '97 Specialized RockHopper, 2010 Langster
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Advice on brake upgrade on RockHopper
I have an 97 RockHopper (20.5”) purchased new with used fresh rebuilt fork upgrade to 2003 Marzzochi SL (rigid fork originally). I am thinking of converting to disk from V Brake. I would prefer to go low budget as I am not a hardcore off roader. I used the bike for commuting for a while but have purchased an 84 Trek 610 for that service.
The RH can now be configured for off road. What should I get? Thinking is as follows
- Used AVID BB7 W/160mm disk
- Use existing levers
- Buy new front hub – 6 bolt Shimano XT or Deore?
- Should get a rim too - ? (Current is Ritchey Rock SCX, 32-hole)