Quantcast

Replacing my V-brakes

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by TheBiggmann, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. TheBiggmann

    TheBiggmann Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    66
    Hey I want to put some discs on my Rockhopper and I'm probably just gonna go with like some bb7's, unless you guys have any other suggestions around that price range, but I was wondering if I need new levers or cables. My bike currently has Avid levers but I'm not sure if theres like compatability issues or anything.
     
    #1 -   Apr 6, 2008

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

    Rep/Likes:
    26 / 104
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,700
    Location:
    Surrounded by Police in a hail of gunfire
    first of all you need to be sure your frame and fork is disc compatible, BB7's are a great set up nu tI would reccomend you get new cables and housings if you have rode the current set up enough. it wil only cost about 5 dollars per lever and is worth the response you will get ou the new cables. just make sure you have who ever is doing the install stretches the cables.
     
    #2 -   Apr 6, 2008
  3. TheBiggmann

    TheBiggmann Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    66
    Yeah they are both compatible, I'm sure of that. So just new cables and housings then? People say good stuff about the Flak Jackets, so something along that line? Buy my levers should be alright then?
     
    #3 -   Apr 6, 2008
  4. gonefirefightin

    gonefirefightin free wieners

    Rep/Likes:
    26 / 104
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,700
    Location:
    Surrounded by Police in a hail of gunfire
    I dont have a problem with bulk housing and stainless cables, I think anything more is a waste of money for no real function.

    my shop charges 5 dollars a lever for cable and housing.
     
    #4 -   Apr 6, 2008