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Need recomendations for adding disc brakes to my 2005 Trance.

Old 10-29-07, 04:29 PM
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Need recomendations for adding disc brakes to my 2005 Trance.

The bike is disc brake ready. What are some of the better brands to use? Do I need to change the cables and levers? What size discs do I need?

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Old 10-29-07, 04:37 PM
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If you stick to mechanical disk breaks then you will only have to change the cables (cause those would be too short) but you can keep the levers. If you go with mechs then I would definatly say BB7's if those are a bit too pricy then go with BB5's.
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Originally Posted by DylanTremblay View Post
If you stick to mechanical disk breaks then you will only have to change the cables (cause those would be too short) but you can keep the levers. If you go with mechs then I would definatly say BB7's if those are a bit too pricy then go with BB5's.
actually, the speed dials are quite nice... try to get them if you can
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Old 10-29-07, 05:36 PM
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Cambria has the 08 BB7 6" brakes for $50 each. I'd pass on the BB5s since they're only $10 less.

You probably don't need to change levers, but you'll need new cables. Try out the LX brake cables at Cambria for $2.00 each.
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BB5s work fine for me. I do have to spend time with adjustments, but overall they seem to be reasonably powerful brakes.

Edit: I just realized how vague "reasonably" is. I guess I'm trying to say that I have no major complaints and that the BB5s should be absolutely fine if you're doing normal trails. As in not DH, lol.
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Originally Posted by colombo357 View Post
Cambria has the 08 BB7 6" brakes for $50 each. I'd pass on the BB5s since they're only $10 less.

You probably don't need to change levers, but you'll need new cables. Try out the LX brake cables at Cambria for $2.00 each.
I see the brakes are offered in 3 diff sizes: 160, 185 & 203. What would be the appropriate size for my setup? Is it better to put a larger disc on the front than the rear?

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I would go with just the 160mm rotors. They will be more than powerful enough. If you really wanted to you could get a 185 in the front and 160 in the rear. I wouldn't get a 203 because they might stress the fork too much.
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Yes, 160mm for the Trance.
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If your doing normal everyday riding with some trails go with the BB7's. As mentioned above, maintenance is quite easy but yet will give you the stopping power of some hydrolic brake step-ups.
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