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    Holyland Highlander
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    Hydraulic conversion

    I am thinking of converting my mtb into a cross bike during the off season and was wondering if anyone knows if conversion kits are available for hydro brakes. I've seen a Hope kit but can't find where to buy something like this. I'm running Formula and would appreciate it if anyone knew of something that could be used. I'm not worried about weigh or looks, just functionality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmenel View Post
    I am thinking of converting my mtb into a cross bike during the off season and was wondering if anyone knows if conversion kits are available for hydro brakes. I've seen a Hope kit but can't find where to buy something like this. I'm running Formula and would appreciate it if anyone knew of something that could be used. I'm not worried about weigh or looks, just functionality.
    It can be done (see link below), but 90% of conversions which use drop bars on a mtb frame are just plain wrong. Just use the existing bars, levers, and shifters. After all the money you'd spend converting to drop bars, you might as well buy a proper cross frameset as well.

    http://www.cxmagazine.com/drop-bar-h...ocross-cannard

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    Holyland Highlander
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    Cyclocross here in Israel is non existent so where it might be worthwhile just buying a frame in the states over here slapping on dropbars and replacing rims for CX rims seems worth the effort and a nice little project to keep me busy

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    1. Why do you want drop bars?
    2. Why do you want different rims?

    (BTW it's not worth the effort, unless all you want out of the project is to be able to say you did it.)

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    n+1 is as good a reason as any.
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