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    Has Anybody Seen/Tried This?

    Brake Therapy Conversion Kit

    Just ran across this, rather interesting.
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    That looks like a great solution!

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    It does work, a might bit expensive, though. Good alternative to drum brakes (assuming your hub can fit one!) or changing your frame.

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    It seems like the forces acting on the frame would be very different than a rim brake.

    As cool as that seems, I think I'd be fine with disc on the front and V-brake on the rear at least for commuting on the street. I guess the downside to that would be that the brakes would feel different.

    I've been riding with hydraulic in the front and cable pull on the rear. Seems to work fairly well. Only reason i did this was because I got tired of adjusting the pads all the time on the mechanical front brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jseko View Post
    ...As cool as that seems, I think I'd be fine with disc on the front and V-brake on the rear at least for commuting on the street.
    That works for me for the commute and the trails.

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    The more I research the more cool stuff I find. That isn't the only adapter I've found, although it seem to be the only one sold in the U.S. currently .
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    Specialized used to sell a "sharkfin" adapter that did the same thing.

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    I paid a frame builder $75 to weld a disc mount on a steel mountain bike frame. he also welded a tube between the seatstay and chainstay. I'm satisfied with the work and don't have to think about it anymore. I'm not saying it's better, but contraptions like that always seem pretty janky and add new weak points to the system. $240? new frame?
    Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Specialized used to sell a "sharkfin" adapter that did the same thing.
    Yeah, A2Z used to have one as well, and much cheaper, but wouldn't work unless you had large flat dropouts.
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    Yes, I had one of those (sold by Hope with one of their calipers) in 1999-2000.
    It worked great. It bolted up in minutes.
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