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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.
 

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quietcornerrider said:
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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shiggy said:
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.
 

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quietcornerrider said:
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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