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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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    $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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    Quote Originally Posted by thesaucier
    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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