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    New question here. Thoughts on this budget disc brake conversion:

    This mechanical conversion kit::

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    and this (or a similar) wheelset:

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    On my 07 Trek 4300

    Thanks!!

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    Or possibly this wheelset: (I could use new tires also)

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    Well, they are cheap, and that's what you wanted. I don't know how the brake would perform though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyR
    Or possibly this wheelset: (I could use new tires also)

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    Get this "Alex rim" wheels. Strong, cheap and heavy two out of three isn't bad

    You want brakes that work. IMHO you will really regret getting cheap brakes. Keep your eye out for a set of Juicy Threes people often take them off new bikes. I think they work fine. I have never had the "turkey wobble" I just took my time to bed them in.

    The other option is BB5 again not a lot of love for these but as far as I can tell they work well.

    Either option will be better then a cheap Nashbar set
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    Yeah I've got my eye on some used Juicy 7's for sale locally. After some research the cheapo brakes won't save me much over a good deal on some decent ones.

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    Are there any disc brake wheels out there for a good price that aren't heavy?

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    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...3.0.NONAV.html
    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...4_10000_200472

    They look good as well. Go with used set of Hydro, you'd be more happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyR
    Are there any disc brake wheels out there for a good price that aren't heavy?
    I think it was Keith Bontrager that said "You can have light, strong and cheap. Pick any two."

    I would get a wheel set that uses "normal" spokes 32 or 36. Spokes are cheap and easy to replace anywhere. Some of those spokes like on the Mavics are expensive and often special order into bike shops.
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    You can pick up a set of BB7's for right around $90 new on ebay! Just do a search. They work great and while they may be heavier than some of the lighter hydro's out there, they work! They are easy to adjust, inexpensive, easy to install and set up and have a ton of adjustability. You would still need to buy cables and levers (if you don't have them already)

    As for wheels, you can just look for a cheap set of take offs that someone is selling on ebay. Definitely go with something with standard spokes as mentioned.

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    Get BB5 or BB7. Don't skimp on brakes. Avid mechanicals are the best in the industry. They're cheap, work well, and easy to maintain.

    I happen to have a set that I could be convinced to sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Get BB5 or BB7. Don't skimp on brakes. Avid mechanicals are the best in the industry. They're cheap, work well, and easy to maintain.

    I happen to have a set that I could be convinced to sell.

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