This is my daughter's first bike with gears. We mainly got it for her to ride as a hybrid to do rallies; prior to this she had a BMX bike. She hasn't ridden anything more technical than some of the easy trails at a nearby park. The Skye S looks like a lot of bike for the money. My daughter test rode the Trek Skye and an entry level Specialized mountain bike and liked the Skye a lot better. I've certainly seen a lot lighter mountain bikes but this is an under $500 bike.
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When I used to teach a class in college I told my students that the only dumb questions were the ones they don't ask. Anyway, my 9 year old daughter just got a Trek Skye S so she can start doing rallies with my wife and me. She loves the bike, we can hardly get her off of it! Anyway, I replaced the knobbies with some narrower road tires but it still seems a little on the heavy side so the bike mechanic in me is keeping an eye peeled for deals in upgrades. My first inclination is to build her a set of light wheels. I've found a deal on Deore XT hubs but they are disk brake hubs. Am I correct assuming that I can use disk brake hubs on a rim brake bicycle?
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