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    WTB LaserDisc XC not disc compatible?

    I just noticed this after 6 years of owning the bike.

    The rear hub is a WTB Speed XC, which is not disc compatible, and that's all well and good.

    The front hub however, is a WTB LaserDisc XC, with no rotor mount. Its laced radially, which means it couldn't take the torque of a disc brake anyway

    Am I missing something, or should the hub labeled "disc" be disc brake compatible?

    These wheels are from 2003, so I can't find much info on them.

    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?kmrjylwkqze
    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?gmydfktzmjo

    Thanks for the help folks.
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietcornerrider

    Am I missing something, or should the hub labeled "disc" be disc brake compatible?

    Thanks for the help folks.
    Yes, you are missing out on ride time by even giving this a second of thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72
    Yes, you are missing out on ride time by even giving this a second of thought
    Oh, well pardon me for wanting to educate myself.
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietcornerrider
    I just noticed this after 6 years of owning the bike.

    The rear hub is a WTB Speed XC, which is not disc compatible, and that's all well and good.

    The front hub however, is a WTB LaserDisc XC, with no rotor mount. Its laced radially, which means it couldn't take the torque of a disc brake anyway

    Am I missing something, or should the hub labeled "disc" be disc brake compatible?

    These wheels are from 2003, so I can't find much info on them.

    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?kmrjylwkqze
    http://www.mediafire.com/i/?gmydfktzmjo

    Thanks for the help folks.
    Mis-labeled hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Mis-labeled hub.
    That would be a good explanation. Pricepoint or KHS probably got the hubs on the cheap and threw them on.

    So this would mean it really should be labeled Speed XC not LaserDisc XC.

    Don't suppose there is anything to do about it.
    Well, since they gave us a KHS forum, I guess I have to come up with something else for a sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quietcornerrider
    That would be a good explanation. Pricepoint or KHS probably got the hubs on the cheap and threw them on.

    So this would mean it really should be labeled Speed XC not LaserDisc XC.

    Don't suppose there is anything to do about it.
    Does not affect the function so nothing needs to be done.
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