Mixing brakes question – will it kill me?

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  • bobgarrod
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    Only if you use a non disc wheel on the front and disc only wheel at the rear. 🙄

    Wow! never thought of that, thanks. 😯
    Was more interested in the physics of braking, cars have mixed disc/drum and the effect is understood, is this similar on a bike?

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
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    You’ll be fine. Front brake for stopping really.

    APF

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    A V-brake on the rim is just another disc really…with a bigger rotor and a smaller pad/caliper

    It’s not a drum and therefore the physics would be similar to the front brake

    I ran a magura HS33 on the back with a deore disc on the front and it was great for commuting. Never got the chance to run it off-road tho cos someone stripped the frame before I got the chance

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    It’ll be fine, I ran a BB7 up front and DX V’s on he back of my old Trailstar.

    nigelb001
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    My singlespeed has got v-brakes on front and caliper on rear. I haven’t died yet so you are even less likely to die with discs on front.

    Just do it!

    ste_t
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    Isn’t the effect just like having a smaller rotor on the back, thus meaning it will be fine?

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I used to run a V on the front and canti on the rear of my old Kona.

    My Solitude used to be disk-front and V-rear, but is now disk-front and fixed-rear.

    I ain’t dead.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    We all used to do it BITD! Was 2006 before I had a bike with F&R discs!

    I rememember when all this were fields…..

    nigelb001
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    Isn’t the effect just like having a smaller rotor on the back, thus meaning it will be fine?

    Or 4-pot on front, 2 pot on rear – which I do as well on another bike

    I have an old steel Kona Cindercone frame and some nice late forks, I am going to build up a bulletproof Bikepacker from the parts bin, all seems in order except for the brakes.

    The frame is v-brake only but the forks are disc, if I use the discs up front and the v-brakes on the back will I die?

    Thanks chaps, confirmed my thoughts but thought it better to check – clearly will need an appropriate rim for the back but that’s another step closer to a bikepacking trip. 😀

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