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    Adding Disc's for do it yourself'er

    How easy is it to switch from V-Brakes to disc brakes?

    I have Shimano Deore Hubs, and am going to swap them
    over to Shimano Deore XT hubs with disc mounts.

    I am looking at a set of Hayes HFX-9 from jensonUSA.com:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR708C11

    Is there anything special that I need to do to change the hub out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbb
    How easy is it to switch from V-Brakes to disc brakes?

    I have Shimano Deore Hubs, and am going to swap them
    over to Shimano Deore XT hubs with disc mounts.

    I am looking at a set of Hayes HFX-9 from jensonUSA.com:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.aspx?i=BR708C11

    Is there anything special that I need to do to change the hub out?
    Look in the top right corner of all the posts and you should see the disc brake faq.
    Does your frame and fork have disc mounts? I'm guessing they do if you are getting disc hubs and disc brakes. The hayes should be easy to setup, my friends that use them say they are. I use the shimano style ones...umm I forget the term used for them atm.
    Just maybe bleeding them is the hardest part if you have to do that.
    Goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbb
    How easy is it to switch from V-Brakes to disc brakes?

    I have Shimano Deore Hubs, and am going to swap them
    over to Shimano Deore XT hubs with disc mounts.

    Is there anything special that I need to do to change the hub out?
    Other than removing every spoke from the wheel and re-lacing the entire wheel with the new hub? No. If you have to ask, you probably shouldn't consider building your own wheelset right now.

    Seriously, I would look for a new wheelset with disc hubs and probably disc specific rims (usually preferrable, but not necessary). You can find Mavic 223 (disc specific) rims with Shimano XT disc hubs for somewhere between $150 and $200. You can get the same rims with Deore Disc hubs for about $140 (I have these and they are fine). There are a few other modestly priced disc wheelsets out there too. You can find plenty of others that are pretty nice if you have more money to spend.

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