Disk hubs for rim brakes...

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Wasatch5k, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Wasatch5k

    Wasatch5k Guest

    I am currently looking to purchase a new set of hubs. Right now I am using rim brakes but am thinking about moving to disk brakes in the next few years. I’m thinking it might be wise to “future-proof” my investment by buying disk compatible hubs. I don’t think there will be any problems – might look kind of funny. Anything I’m missing?

    Thanks,

    Nate
     
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  2. Ted

    Ted Guest

    > I am currently looking to purchase a new set of hubs. Right now I am using
    > rim brakes but am thinking about moving to disk brakes in the next few years.
    > I’m thinking it might be wise to “future-proof” my investment by buying disk
    > compatible hubs. I don’t think there will be any problems – might look kind
    > of funny. Anything I’m missing?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Nate


    Yes, the frame. Retrofitting disc caliper mounts would be prohibitively
    expensive if not outright impossible.

    If your current frame and fork are disc-compatible, then you're all set
    except for the hubs and brakes, and rebuilding the wheels with the new
    hubs.

    --
    Ted Bennett
    Portland, OR
     
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