Re: 700c FreeRad on mtn bike: front v-brake/rear disc
- You've got to play the hand you're dealt. I'd rather have a disc up front, but in reality, you're switching from two V's, so no matter which end the disc ends up on, your braking is no worse.I took my wheel building cues from my time with a tandem. Lots is dependent on how heavy a load you'll be carrying. I went with 36H rims and DH/tandem rated Sapim Strong spokes with beefed-up elbows, but DT's triple butted Alpine III's would be a great candidate.---- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rt_schafer" <rob@...> wrote:
> 1) is there any problem with running a front v-brake/rear disc setup? This would allow me to keep my front fork/brake setup and I could use the same levers (Avid Speed Dial 7s) for both brakes.
> 2) If #1 is feasible then I need to build/acquire a new rear wheel. I almost always go with 36-spoke (double-butted)/3-cross lacings but should I consider a higher-strength setup, say a 40/48-hole hub? Or is this overkill even for an XtraCycle?
- --- In email@example.com, "rt_schafer" <rob@...> wrote:
> I understand that my options are either a) install a Paul Moto BMX brake or b) go with disc brakes.Scratch option A, I misread the post. That advice applies to using a 700c wheel in a 26" FR, not the other way around (26" wheel in a 700c FR.)
> 700c rear brake options: