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Old 03-15-21, 02:37 PM
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Planning a new wheel set....question

New bike and since I知 a Clyde, I知 planning a backup wheel set....would like to use different / maybe higher quality hubs..

I want to be careful to ensure I choose hubs that wont require much or hopefully ANY installation adjustments, just swap and go...would expect to maybe have to slightly adjust calipers....


My new bike is a Zinn / Clydesdale with their own hubs. I think they are Bitex, Taiwan hubs 12mm / 142mm / 6 bolt disk attachment for the rear; 12 mm / 100mm for the front...

So, the question is.....are things like brake disk spacing the same for ALL hubs, presuming axle spacing and freewheel setup is the same...? I知 thinking of ordering DT350.....

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Old 03-15-21, 02:45 PM
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Nope. You'll generally always have to adjust brakes a bit and maybe shifting a bit as well. Or maybe not. No way to know till you try.
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I would bet you can take just about any 6 bolt hub and fit it to just about any frame or fork with a disc caliper mounted. It might rub like a banshee, but it's only off by a mm or two.

The trick, I believe, would be to use thin spacers under the rotor of one of your wheels so it is as close to identical spacing with your other wheel as possible. Adjusting the brake caliper every time you change wheels sounds like a hassle.
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You can expect to have to make minor indexing and perhaps limit adjustments to your rear derailleur, and minor brake alignment, when swapping between wheels, even like for like, due to fabrication tolerances. Different make/model almost certainly.
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