Disk Hubs

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by cvineyard, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. cvineyard

    cvineyard New Member

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    I would like to eventually change over to disk brakes, however; I can't afford to do it all at once. Can I buy disk hubs and run them w/ V-Brakes untill I can afford the complete switch? Also, does anyone know the difference between Chris King ISO disk and Disco-tech Hubs? I definately want King hubs, I just don't know which kind.
     
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  2. Hecubus

    Hecubus New Member

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    You certainly can, a lot of people do it. The main advantage to going straight to discs is that a disc specific rim eliminates the sidewalls and rims tend to be a bit stronger.
    The King ISO disc hubs can only use the 6 bolt international standard. The older discotecs had a removable adapter that could take older 4 or 5 bolt discs. King doesn't make these anymore since everyone now uses the international 6 bolt standard with the exception of the new centerlock shimano brakes (but you can still buy a 6 bolt rotor and use a king hub on new shimano brake systems).
     
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