Disc brakes on specialized sirrus elite - Can it be done?

gugbeans
gugbeans Posts: 5
edited September 2008 in Workshop
I have recently bought myself a Specialized Sirrrus elite for my commute and was wondering if there was any way of fitting my shimano deore disc brakes (from a 2005 specialized fsr xc pro) to it?

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  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    You can do the front wheel by fitting one of these and getting a wheel built up with an MTB hub. No way to fit them on the back though, as even if you fit an adaptor, an MTB hub won't fit into a road frame, and there aren't any disc hubs that I'm aware of with road spacing.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    what WAIH said ^^

    any 700c disc-ready cyclocross fork will fit (P2, Kinesis etc.) but the rear will be a problem.

    May be better to swap yours in for a full disc-ready bike. Boardman do one and Cannondale too.
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  • Thanks for that! I looked into the Boardmans and really liked the spec, etc was just put off by internet reports of shoddy build quality from halfrauds...Always wanted a badboy but feel they are a little overpriced...so compromised with the elite - seems a fine steed so far!
  • robbarker
    robbarker Posts: 1,367
    II would still be getting confirmation from the frame manufacturer that the headtube area was strong enough to cope with the significant forces generated by disc brakes.
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Mmm
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    curly bars though :cry: (he's got a Sirrus)
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