Disc wheels on mountain bike?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by San Remo GT, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. San Remo GT

    San Remo GT New Member

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    Any reasons for/against doing this? I is thinkin of fitting them but before I buy I might aswell get some advice here.
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Why would you want to do that?
     
  3. San Remo GT

    San Remo GT New Member

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    To be able to go faster on the downhill part. I would think a disc wheel is also stronger coz spokes are prone to snapping or bending where as a disc wheel is solid. So long as its not too much heavier I will compromise.
     
  4. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Uhm, spoked wheels are pretty damned durable. A disc will be rotten to use on a downhill course. It's way too stiff and will compromise handling to a degree, and it'll be more likely to break since it will flex oh-so very little in impacts.
     
  5. ecarter202

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    agreed.
     
  6. Rishabh Sachan

    Rishabh Sachan New Member

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    i thik there is no need of disc in mountain bike because this is dangerious for the bikers
     
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