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Old 06-09-05, 11:57 AM
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Old 06-09-05, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
So I have a few questions.
1. My bike has mounts for disk brakes, are most mounts the same size/style, like a universal standard?
2. What is the major difference between Hydraulic and cable in terms of reliability, weight and performance?
3. Is there any entry level wheelset/disk brake sets you would suggest?

Many thanks

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1. Most brakes nowadays are "international standard" which means holes 51mm apart.

3. For entry point rims, I would go with the Shimano XT Disc Wheelset w/ Sun Rhyno Lite Rims
from PricePoint.com, $120 for silver. You can also get Deore for about $25 less from them.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
So I have a few questions.
1. My bike has mounts for disk brakes, are most mounts the same size/style, like a universal standard?
2. What is the major difference between Hydraulic and cable in terms of reliability, weight and performance?
3. Is there any entry level wheelset/disk brake sets you would suggest?

Many thanks

CE
  1. Anymore, yes
  2. Cable brakes are easier to work on in terms of "in the field" repairs. Who wants to mess with brake fluid in the boonies? Also the fact that you can easily get a replacement cable and / or lever at any Mom and Pop bike shop (heck you could go to K-mart and get parts that would work to get you back on the trail that day.) A set of cable actuated Avid BB7's is adequate for the riding that 95% of us do
  3. No Contest. Avid BB7's for $70 a wheel and Sun Rhynolite / XT disc ($120 for the set) both from pricepoint.com

I've been using this combination for the last couple of years (Heck I bought mine for the exact same price from Pricepoint) and I've had no issues what so ever
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Originally Posted by DCCommuter
1. Most brakes nowadays are "international standard" which means holes 51mm apart.

3. For entry point rims, I would go with the Shimano XT Disc Wheelset w/ Sun Rhyno Lite Rims
from PricePoint.com, $120 for silver. You can also get Deore for about $25 less from them.
Yeah. But you could get the XT Disc/SingleTracks for only $25 more...
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