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    DT fork on LHT?

    Anyone put a Disc Trucker fork on their Long Haul Trucker?
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    Funny you should ask, I just ordered a trucker fork (as well as a few other goodies for the winter commute...) With any luck I'll be able to post some pics next week.

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    Definitely post a picture when you have it done and, more importantly, a report of how it works and feels. Which disc brake will you be using? I imagine that if you go with a BB7 it'll be the mountain bike model. I see you have v-brakes on your bike already so you wouldn't need to change levers.

    If I make the conversion I'll probably use the road model as I'd like to keep the levers I have. Then again, I may swap the levers and my rear brake (canti to v).
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    Yeah, the plan is to use either a BB7 or an old Hayes MX2. I've used both with these Tektro v-levers and very pleased with with the combination. The pivit point on them gives great leverage from the hoods. I haven't looked at the disc trucker fork close enough to see if there are any hose/cable guides, but I've found that securing the line tightly along the length of the fork leg helps with lever feel.

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    Bacoes, you ever end up putting that DT fork on your LHT?
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    I have a 2011 LHT and it has the black disc trucker fork on it with a bb7 road brake. Has been working great even when pulling a very heavy trailer.

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    I've seen lots of people doing this in Seattle. It's a quick mod for someone who doesn't want to replace the entire frame, but still wants to get good braking on the front, and whatever on the back.

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    Thanks for the post. This is good to know. I may make this switch when I replace my front wheel in the future.
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