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Front Wheel with Disc Brake

Old 02-16-15, 08:10 PM
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Front Wheel with Disc Brake

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I'm converting my single speed Trek Soho S to a front disc brake. I'm looking for a solid front wheel, nothing top of the line. Any suggestions and where to buy?
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Old 02-16-15, 10:37 PM
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Does the fork have mounts for a disc brake caliper ? If not, you will also need to buy a new fork.
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Yup, purchased a new fork already. I have everything needed but the wheel.
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Finding something really inexpensive in 700c will be difficult, but perhaps this will suit your needs at $170 for the front wheel:

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Just look for a cheap 29er front wheel disc ready. Should work fine, however, you might need to find a narrower width rim depending on what size tires you plan on using. If you're using a 28mm you should be good. and as long as your inner fork clearance isn't really narrow and allows a 25mm or so width rim.
You can use a quick release no problem, unless you really need track hub/nut for some reason.

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Though they don't seem to sell front in single, you can see that there are cheap options out there.

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The hybrid market is full of dirt cheap 700c disc wheels.

its all the same.
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Just look for a cheap 29er front wheel disc ready. Should work fine, however, you might need to find a narrower width rim depending on what size tires you plan on using. If you're using a 28mm you should be good. and as long as your inner fork clearance isn't really narrow and allows a 25mm or so width rim.
You can use a quick release no problem, unless you really need track hub/nut for some reason.

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Though they don't seem to sell front in single, you can see that there are cheap options out there.
If you're looking at 29er wheels, be sure to get the correct axle type for the fork you purchased. Most 29er will be using 15mm through-axles.
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