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Old 12-23-09, 08:13 PM
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bb7 with Shimano hub

Wich Shimano front hub is compatible with a Avid bb7 mtb front disc brake?
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Old 12-23-09, 08:15 PM
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Any 6 bolt hub will work.
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Old 12-23-09, 09:27 PM
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All of them. You might need a centerlock to 6 bolt converter, though, if you want to buy 6-bolt rotors for the current generation of Shimano disc hubs (and Avid is now offering centerlock rotors in any case). Like this for a converter https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=12496
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Avid BB7's come stock with 6 bolt rotors. If you don't have centerlock hubs already, you might as well start with a 6 bolt hub and make life easier and the project cheaper.
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Originally Posted by joejack951 View Post
Avid BB7's come stock with 6 bolt rotors. If you don't have centerlock hubs already, you might as well start with a 6 bolt hub and make life easier and the project cheaper.
I agree, but if you're stuck on Shimano hubs (or wheelsets) the current gen isn't available in 6-bolt.
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Old 12-23-09, 10:32 PM
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Hopefully this is obvious to the OP, but not ALL current Shimano mtb hubs are disc-compatible. You at least need disc compatible, and if you go with centerlock, and are going to use a six bolt rotor, you need the adapter. I agree, a six bolt hub is the way to go, if possible, if you're going to use BB7's.

Honestly, a six bolt Shimano hub should not be hard to find, even though it won't be from the very latest generation since those are apparently all centerlock. Just a couple months ago, I built wheels for my new mountain bike using Shimano XT 6 bolt hubs and BB7 brakes. I had no trouble finding the hubs.




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Originally Posted by well biked View Post
Hopefully this is obvious to the OP, but not ALL current Shimano mtb hubs are disc-compatible. You at least need disc compatible, and if you go with centerlock, and are going to use a six bolt rotor, you need the adapter. I agree, a six bolt hub is the way to go, if possible, if you're going to use BB7's.

Honestly, a six bolt Shimano hub should not be hard to find, even though it won't be from the very latest generation since those are apparently all centerlock. Just a couple months ago, I built wheels for my new mountain bike using Shimano XT 6 bolt hubs and BB7 brakes. I had no trouble finding the hubs.
Thanks for the reminder that not everyone might think Shimano disc compatible hubs like I did...the XT M756 6 bolt hubs I assume we're seeing the closeouts on now, in typical Shimano fashion, are indeed a good bargain (even if they don't have the same features as the M775 outside of the disc mount type).
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Originally Posted by well biked View Post
Hopefully this is obvious to the OP, but not ALL current Shimano mtb hubs are disc-compatible. You at least need disc compatible, and if you go with centerlock, and are going to use a six bolt rotor, you need the adapter. I agree, a six bolt hub is the way to go, if possible, if you're going to use BB7's.

Honestly, a six bolt Shimano hub should not be hard to find, even though it won't be from the very latest generation since those are apparently all centerlock. Just a couple months ago, I built wheels for my new mountain bike using Shimano XT 6 bolt hubs and BB7 brakes. I had no trouble finding the hubs.



Thankyou Well bike. I will go for the XT HB-M756.
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I'm much happier running Centerloc with my BB7's. Just a thought. Otherwise, any disc hub will work.
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I'm much happier running Centerloc with my BB7's.
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