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  1. #1
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    how easy/hard? to switch wheels w/disc

    guys,

    Im planning to switch wheels, use a more slick tires doing some road/light trail run, then switch to a knobbier tires if ill go on a more rough terrain, question is, is it an issue on the disc? i have an AVID DISC BRAKE.

    How compatible it will be? alignment & stuff

    Is it ok as long as I have an the same model of disc on the other wheel?

    thanks
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    your pads are bedded into the rotor during your first few rides. i suspect that switching back and forth between different rotors without changing pads as well doesn't give you the best performance out of your brakes.

    so.... it'll work, but you won't get the most out of your AVID DISC BRAKE.
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    It will work, but...

    My guess is that you'll probably need to align the calipers and pads each time you swap out the wheelset. Simple, 10 minute procedure with the Avids.

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    wow........it is supposedly easy during my v-brake times

    thanks guys
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    Unless the hubs are the same, you'll likely need to recenter the calipers each time, a few minutes to do.

    With v-brakes, you'd have to reset the pads and cable tension unless you used the same rim. Rims come in different widths too.

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    And the other issue that I'm aware of could be cassette wear - if the cassette on one wheel is brand spanking new and your normal drivetrain is somewhat worn in then you may not get the best shifting performance once you switch wheels.

    People do run the spare wheel set up though so it must work once you've taken certain precautions?
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