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Disc brake on mountain bike HELP

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Lentsnh, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone show me what hub I have to have to get a rear disc brake? I think mine is compatible for one. Im just not sure:confused:
     
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    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    you need the whole wheel set not just the brake. what kinda bike do you have?
     
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    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thats what i meant. Sorry..... Its just a REALLY nice el cheapo bike. Mongoose Detour
     
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    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    your best bet would be to take it to a local bike shop, or check out some of the Mtn bike forums
     
  5. Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im a member of RideMonkey but no one has responded yet. its been 2 weeks
     
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    Can you post a picture of your hub?.......Looking at the hub on your bike,if it is disc compatible,the hub will appear open and flat with mounting holes instead of tapering down to the axle.
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Disk compatible hub

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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Non disk compatible hubs

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    Ill get some pictures tomorrow and post them.

    It looks like a normal hub but then it has a really big bare spot on the opposite side of the chain ring gears
     
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    Bilstein 5100 shocks all the way around, add a leaf in the rear
    just look on the opposite side of the cassette gears on the rear hub, if there is 6 tapped holes there then you can slap a disk on there,
     
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    probably not worth the upgrade on a mongoose. no offense but going to disks will set you back more than your bike. A cheap wheelset will be around $150 and decent, worthwhile mechanical discs (Avid BB5) will be around $200.
     
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    X2. Also depends on how much stopping power you need. My Shimano XT "V" brakes are more than enough to throw me over the bars.
     
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    Disk brakes are pretty much over kill, there nice for sure, but depending on what type of riding you do, you probably don't need them, unless your into downhill. They make some pretty wicked V brake pads, that work very well in wet, muddy conditions. IMO I wouldn't waste my money on mechanical disks anyway, especially if your bike already has decent V brakes. Even LX is a great product and you could probably find a set for less then $100. The other thing you need to check is weather your bike frame has a disk brake mount.
     
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    i have the Crossride rimset (badass!)

    if you have never had an Oh Shit! moment you could not stop with the brakes you have, i personally would not go with discs.

    my V-brakes have never put me in a situation were i wished i had more.
    cantilevers....different story

    my 2¢ (of course i live in North Texas)
     
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    I didn't realize they even made the crossrides anymore. I had those when they first came out and they were great wheels.

    You will get better performance for the money with an upgrade of your rim brakes. Don't even bother upgrading the mongoose.
     
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    You'll also need to make sure you have the mounts for the caliper on the frame
     
  18. Lentsnh

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    Ok here are a few snapshots from my phone.

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    For this picture, Is there suppoesed to be oil or sometype of fluid in the fork shocks? because I bottom out very easy.
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    A good muddy picture :cool:

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    prob the best money you could spend on that bike would be to upgrade the fork.

    cambriabike.com
    pricepoint.com
    jensonusa.com
    wheelworld.com (takes paypal)

    they all have some good deals on forks
     
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