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I am upgrading my 2009 gf v brake wahoo to disc brakes. I am new to upgrading so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The to wheel sets i was looking at are linked below

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=141

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/WH274A02-Sun+Equalizerdisc+Jockey+Am+Wheelset.aspx "In red"

Any suggestions on hydraulic breaks would be great to

This is the bike and its components
http://***************/mountain-bikes/gary-fisher/2009-gary-fisher/gary-fisher-wahoo-mountain-bike/
 

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I checked them out and they didn't get very good reviews so im passing on those. thx for posting the like though.
 

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Take the reviews with a grain of salt - better to ask on the wheels/tires forum. Some very knowledgeable people there.
 

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I am upgrading my commuter to disc right now, and i have limited funds, so i am doing it one item at a time. You can get a set of wheels rom BWW that are rim and disc specific. I ordered the pure v rims on xt hubs and got a great price. I will use them with the rim brakes until a good deal on disc brakes or enough money comes my way. I suggest giving them a call and telling them what you are looking for. They will help you figure it out based on your needs.
 

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thx for the info guys and i didn't realize there was a tire a wheels forum im a noob so i re posted over there to see what they say. still any suggestions are appreciated
 

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I am upgrading my commuter to disc right now, and i have limited funds, so i am doing it one item at a time. You can get a set of wheels rom BWW that are rim and disc specific. I ordered the pure v rims on xt hubs and got a great price. I will use them with the rim brakes until a good deal on disc brakes or enough money comes my way. I suggest giving them a call and telling them what you are looking for. They will help you figure it out based on your needs.
I'd think twice putting discs on a commuter bike. Tell you why.Just a theory of mine.All the crap on the road contaminates pads/rotors.Rotors easy to clean,not pads.The rear gets the worst of it. I ride my disc equipped bike on the street a lot and have to clean all the time.Now my friend has a front disc and Magura hydro rim brakes in back and is very happy.We live in Portland,Or. and ride in the rain all the time.My brakes squeal like a stuck pig when wet. Front disc and Magura rear is the choice of most trials riders. If my bike had posts I'd go back to Magura rim brakes in back. A pain to set up but truly set and forget.There is a dial on the lever to adjust for pad wear.When the pads are gone pop out pop in dial back adjuster and you are good to go. I rode a Magura equipped bike for 7 years and never did more than change pads.
 

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The mavic 321 XT wheelset is nice. It's an AM wheelset that can handle wider tires but is not too heavy. I prefer mavic rims over others because I've never had problems mounting tires on mavic rims (and have with other brands). And XT hubs will last forever if you service them periodically.

As to the post about getting disc/rim combo wheelsets, they are versatile but you end up with a slightly heavier wheelset than you would get with either a rim specific or a disc specific wheelset.
 

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I'd think twice putting discs on a commuter bike. Tell you why.Just a theory of mine.All the crap on the road contaminates pads/rotors.Rotors easy to clean,not pads.The rear gets the worst of it. I ride my disc equipped bike on the street a lot and have to clean all the time.Now my friend has a front disc and Magura hydro rim brakes in back and is very happy.We live in Portland,Or. and ride in the rain all the time.My brakes squeal like a stuck pig when wet. Front disc and Magura rear is the choice of most trials riders. If my bike had posts I'd go back to Magura rim brakes in back. A pain to set up but truly set and forget.There is a dial on the lever to adjust for pad wear.When the pads are gone pop out pop in dial back adjuster and you are good to go. I rode a Magura equipped bike for 7 years and never did more than change pads.
I understand where you are coming from, but I fail to see how road grime is any worse than dust, pebbles, and slough from trail riding. The bike actually serves as dual duty bike. I have a wheelset with slicks for commuting and wheelset for mountain bikeing with knobbies. I use this bike when my wife wants to hit the trails with me, and she rides my FS! :D
 

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trailville said:
The mavic 321 XT wheelset is nice. It's an AM wheelset that can handle wider tires but is not too heavy. I prefer mavic rims over others because I've never had problems mounting tires on mavic rims (and have with other brands). And XT hubs will last forever if you service them periodically.

As to the post about getting disc/rim combo wheelsets, they are versatile but you end up with a slightly heavier wheelset than you would get with either a rim specific or a disc specific wheelset.
I use the biek as a dual duty commuter/back up mountain bike. I plan on using the wheelset I described above or commuting, but once I get my disc brakes, I will purchase something a litlte lighter for XC!
 

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I understand where you are coming from, but I fail to see how road grime is any worse than dust, pebbles, and slough from trail riding. The bike actually serves as dual duty bike. I have a wheelset with slicks for commuting and wheelset for mountain bikeing with knobbies. I use this bike when my wife wants to hit the trails with me, and she rides my FS! :D
The dust on the street is like floor sweep.And it's got oil and every other fluid that leaks from cars and trucks in it.Quite a bit different than dirt on the trail.
 

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I just upgraded my 4300 to disc over the winter....

I went with the Mavic 521's from wheel warehouse - great buying experience with them and will always go back for wheel needs.

I also wanted hydro's but after reading reviews on the avid BB7 mechanical I decided hydros were just a waste of money for the type of riding I do. Looking at reviews on the hydros it seemed the high end units got rave reviews but the low end units were lacking and the price differential was a decent amount of money.

I love the BB7 and have zero complains with a full season almost on them, they stop extremely well and adjustments are a snap. I picked them up w/ cables for 100.00 shipped which included the upgraded avid discs from bikes direct (they were 09 model)
 

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I am upgrading my 2009 gf v brake wahoo to disc brakes. I am new to upgrading so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

The to wheel sets i was looking at are linked below

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=141

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/WH274A02-Sun+Equalizerdisc+Jockey+Am+Wheelset.aspx "In red"

Any suggestions on hydraulic breaks would be great to

This is the bike and its components
http://***************/mountain-bikes/gary-fisher/2009-gary-fisher/gary-fisher-wahoo-mountain-bike/
Are you sure that v's to disc are really the best way to drop money into this bike right now? Don't get me wrong, I do like disc over v's, but if you need a new wheelset to make it happen, I think there may well be better uses of the money. If you are unsatisfied with the v performance, better pads and cables/housing make a HUGE difference.
 
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