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Old 04-07-05, 11:05 PM   #1
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Great forum! Trek 4300 1905 brake question

Great forum! I just got a trek 4300 and did not got the disc brakes. I was woundering what it takes to up grade to them and about what it would cost?? I do love the bike though.
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Old 04-07-05, 11:19 PM   #2
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$120 for a new wheelset, $140 for a set of Avid mechanicals, + misc cables housing and probable labor. I'll ballpark you at $300-320 depending on how crazy you get
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Wow I wish I just got them now. Is it wortyh the upgrade? Also what type brake would be effected most by a bent rim??
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definatly worth the upgrade....a rim brake is most effected by a bent rim...
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Well the disc brakes raiyn is pricing out for you includes a far better wheel set and a far better set of brakes then would've been included if you went for the upgrade.

They're effective if you need them e.g. wet conditions, heavy rider
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Wow I wish I just got them now. Is it wortyh the upgrade? Also what type brake would be effected most by a bent rim??
This is the wheelset I referenced : http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/120...-Lite-Rims.htm
And these are the brakes: http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/126...rake-160mm.htm
The stock parts that you would have gotten on the Disc version are absolute crap compared to these. These are parts that you could transfer to a better bike to be named later.
Personally I had a choice between the bike that I got and it's disc counterpart, I have NEVER regretted buying my own parts as the "upgrades" really weren't up to snuff with what I have now - exactly the same components that I listed above.
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