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    Disc brakes

    Ive just got myself a Scott G-Zero FX2 which hasnt arrived yet.Ive just noticed that the brakes are cable disc brakes. Will it be possible to change them to Hydrolic brakes, if i can will it be hard to do & what will i need, will any Hydrolic setup fit

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    Yes it's possible.

    No, it's not hard (unless you have to detach the hose in order to thread it through the frame cable/hose guides - then it's a bit fiddly).

    You'll need to replace everything except the discs. If you have to detach the hose then you will need the appropriate bleed kit.

    Disc brake setups are pretty standard, you just need to make sure you get the right caliper type for the mounts on your frame and fork (or the right adaptor).

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    Re: Disc brakes

    Don't be so hasty to diss cable disc brakes.

    Properly set up they are surprisingly good and cheap to maintain.

    Emphasis is on properly set up though!

    When you get the bike run your eye down the length of the rotor and pull the brake lever, as only 1 pad on cable disc brakes moves you're looking to make sure that the moving pad doesn't push the rotor sideways before it hits the inboard pad. If there is any deflection of the rotor at all post back and we can tell you how to set them up properly.
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    Re: Disc brakes

    I'd be tempted to run them for the summer, then upgrade with christmas money or the like, ready for the bad winter months of Jan and Feb. They'll work lovely until the cables get gunked up.

    Get used to what you have first off, then you'll appreciate the upgrade.
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    Re: Disc brakes

    On the subject of Hydraulic brakes how often do you guys&gals check/change/fill up your disc brake's?
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    Re: Disc brakes

    I believe mine are due for a bleed, they are about 6 months old. Don't quote me on it though.

    I just check my pads every week or two. I'm probably going to need to swap out my pads quite soon me thinks.
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    Re: Disc brakes

    If you have avids they will need doin gall the time, or so feel like it!

    I check my brake pads quite often, but then i drop the wheels often when ever it goes into the car i alwasy give them a quick check.

    Prob about every munth i drop them and check them out, or more often if i think that they need it from looking at them when taking/puttin the wheels out or in.

    With the bleeding, iv had mine bled a few time but they seem to return to a spongy mass quite quick, they proble need doing as have not been doing for a while!
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    Prob about every munth i drop them and check them out,
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    Re: Disc brakes

    is that your disc pad's ro sumthing else
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    Probably the latter!
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