Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-05, 05:10 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Building up a Cdale CX Disc bike - brake/hub/wheel ???s

So I just upgraded components on my Cannondale road bike and have a bunch of 105 components sitting idle. With winter riding around the corner, I was thinking that a cross bike would be the perfect solution for riding when the weather turns to crap up here in the Pac. NW. I'm thinking about picking up a Cannondale disc frame. I've got Avid mechanicals on my mtn bike and love 'em, so I'd like to go disc. Questions:

Anybody know the hub spacing on the C'dale disc frame? 130? 135? If it's 135, would I then need to get wheels built with a mtn disc hub and 700c rims? Also, what's the difference between the mtn disc brakes and the road discs made by Avid - just the spacing from the disc mount tabs to the rotors? I know this will sound like some annoying 4 year old - why are they different? Seems silly to me. Maybe I'm missing something. So many questions, so many miles.

Cheers, Jason
jfkpdx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 04:21 AM   #2
markhr's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Acton, West London, UK
Posts: 3,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
can't answer the avid BBRD/BB7 question but as far as wheels go I went for DT SWiss 240s disc with BBRD disc brakes. So far so good - no complaints.

If you're running shamino I'd suggest that any shamino compatible disc hub (lx/xt) fitted with generic discs should do the job.
shameless POWERCRANK plug
Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!
markhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 10:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
Ziemas's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Riga, Latvia
Posts: 10,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The difference between the MTB and road BB7 brakes is the amount of cable pull needed to make the brake do its job. MTB levers pull more cable than road levers.
Ziemas is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.