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Halo Freedom Disc 29er setup

riderjoe684riderjoe684 Posts: 7
edited April 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
I have a Specialized Crosstrail Pro, which is perfect for me riding to and from work with the occasional ride on a trail, however recently I was out on a trail in a chalky area in the wet and it was really slippy, the supplied Borough Tyres just didn't have the grip. What I want to do is set up a rear wheel that has a specific cross-country tyre on it so that I can just swap out with minimum fuss and without swapping any parts between that and the wheel I use to ride to-from work. I have acquired a cheap Halo Freedom disc with a halo spin doctor hub and a shimano 160mm RT62 Disc Rotor.

My crosstrail has an SRAM X-9, long cage rear derailleur and Avid Elixir 4 rear disc brake.

What I would like to know is if anyone can tell me what parts I need to get to fit to the Freedom Disc so that it would work on my bike, my guess would be a new Cassette, a QR bolt, a spoke protector, and inner tube and a tyre. Additionally I guess I might need to buy a new rotor disc to work with the Avid Breaks (unless the Shimano one will work?).

Can anyone provide me with any advice on what components I should get? Will any Cassette fit the spin doctor hub or do I need a specific type? I could just get the same type as is on the factory supplied wheel, but am unsure if it will be compatible with the spin doctor hub?

Any help appreciated,

Thanks.

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    You want exactly the same large cog size with the cassette, and number of cogs.

    You may need to shim a rotor so they both line up in the same place. The rotors must be the same size.

    You still may have to adjust gears every swap.
  • Thanks, I guess if I get the exact same cassette as I have on it already then it would be compatible, I tried the rotor and it seems to line up and fit in the brake housing but will it damage my brakes shoes to be used with two different rotors?
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    As long as the pads clear the arms of the rotor, all will be fine. (depth of brake surface can vary).
  • Many thanks for your help.

    Joe
  • Just to say all parts on now and setup. The wheel is awesome and MASSIVE!!! The Spin Doctor Hub is pretty noisy but it works a treat. I now have a big fat 29er rear wheel that finally gives me some traction and I can swap it out in about 30seconds ready for my ride to work.

    Thanks for your help.

    Joe
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