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Road Cassette on Mountain Hub(7 posts)

Road Cassette on Mountain HubZerotrek
Feb 24, 2002 9:31 PM
I own a hybrid bike that was prebuilt with mountain components. I am purchasing a Shimano 105 crankset and bottom bracket, R440 flat bar shifter and front derailer. I am doing this to make the bike ride better on the road since that is what I do more of now. Since I am upgrading I figure it may be good idea to upgrade the rest of the drivetrain. So here is the question, can I put a Shimano 105 cassette and rear derailer on my Shimano XT disc rear hub?
YES you canHELA
Feb 25, 2002 12:14 AM
re: side question. What year is hybridpa rider
Feb 25, 2002 7:16 AM
I didn't know they use disc brakes on hybrids. Or do I miss understand the rear hub being disc. I only saw disc hubs on MTB, but I never look at Hybrids to notice for 2001+ the bike market switch, not just MTB bikes, but other lines of bikes to disc brakes.

Just wondering why hybrids would need the best brakes when v-brakes would keep the cost down. Unless they are not making v-brakes anymore.

re: I'd buy a road bike....nmRusty Coggs
Feb 25, 2002 9:24 AM
How's your front derailleur work?Spoke Wrench
Feb 25, 2002 12:37 PM
Usually the limiting factor on the type of conversion you are proposing is the front derailleur. If you don't have a down tube cable stop for a down-pull front derailleur, you might find yourself limited to a Nexave front derailleur and a 48t big ring.
re: Road Cassette on Mountain HubZerotrek
Feb 25, 2002 9:55 PM
The bike is a 2000 Cannondale Bad Boy that I have replaced many parts on. It has 26" wheels with 1" tires. I prefer this setup here in NYC where the potholes are large and the drivers crazy. The 26" wheels give me more manueverability to avoid the potholes and drivers. If I want I can switch to 700 wheels or change tires to go mountain biking.
re: Road Cassette on Mountain Hubsurly357
Mar 4, 2002 3:00 PM
F. der. is the larger issue, for sure. with tt cable routing have your shop order a 'Problem Solvers' E- type f. der. clamp adapter from Quality Bicycle Parts, then bolt an old rollercam or similar pulley on to that (below the f. der.) and you have the same set up many 'cross frames come with, it's just not brazed on.