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Old 02-12-08, 04:17 PM
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I want to get disk brakes for my front in the future, I was wondering if they sold like the complete set.
Something that has a Hub, Rotor, and the brakes and cables all in on package?


Also one quick question, when replacing the hub, dso you just remove the old one or do you need a whole new rim?
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The answer to the kit is no.

Also, I believe you only need a new disc-compatible hub but don't take my word on it. You also need a fork with mounts for the disc.

PS- Avid, Magura and most manufactures sell their brakes in kits. IE, with the caliper, lever, body, cables and disc.

Link for BB5

Of course, that's the rear brake, but you get the point.
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I want to get disk brakes for my front in the future, I was wondering if they sold like the complete set.
Something that has a Hub, Rotor, and the brakes and cables all in on package?


Also one quick question, when replacing the hub, dso you just remove the old one or do you need a whole new rim?
Have a talk with your lbs about a kit (I've never seen one that included the hubs) to fit your bicycle. They may even offer a brakes, cables, levers, wheelset deal.

Rim replacement depends on how trashed the old rim is. I'm 99% sure you'll have to replace the spokes and nipples when the new wheel is built.
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My fork is capable for disk brakes.
Im looking at some BB7's
So it seems just to be easier to by a new rimset then.
How much would this all run me up?
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Caliper+rotor are BIN on ebay for around $70...so $140 there, you can get a disc wheelset for $150ish. Cables are cheap. So...around $300? Plus labor, unless you're doing it yourself.
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just need the front.
I dont think my bikes capable for disks in the back.
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I want to get disk brakes for my front in the future, I was wondering if they sold like the complete set.
Something that has a Hub, Rotor, and the brakes and cables all in on package?


Also one quick question, when replacing the hub, dso you just remove the old one or do you need a whole new rim?
Look around. I've seen kits available on the internet.

Unless you plan to pay labor for re-lacing the hub and the rim (likely more costly than your rim itself), just get a new wheelset.
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A brake here.

And here's a wheel.

Or there are a ton of place online you can get setup for not much money. Brake + new wheel will be easier and cheaper than getting a new hub and having someone relace your rim, or having a whole new wheel built.
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http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+26+Wheel.aspx

http://jensonusa.com/store/product/B...+Brake+08.aspx

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/126...160mm-2007.htm

Dont forget you'll also need a new cable/housing for the front. That you can get cheap local. See if any local shops have a beat up/used wheel kicking around that they'd true up and sell you cheaply.

That Pricepoint brake price is about the lowest you'll fine 'em new.
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just need the front.
I dont think my bikes capable for disks in the back.
This is another reason why it seems like you might be better off saving a bit longer for a different, higher end bike...
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Originally Posted by kramnnim View Post
This is another reason why it seems like you might be better off saving a bit longer for a different, higher end bike...
no, no, watching all this is way more fun!

(fwiw though, i agree.)
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