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If the wheel is built with the appropriate rim (i.e., a rim with a braking surface) you should be fine. The hub simply has the mounts for a disc brake, one does not have to be mounted.


I've got shimano internal hub for 5 years mainly to commute. pros: no maintenance - at the beggining easy changing at red light or to jump on the sidewalk cons: harder to change tire when flat one day a car bump my wheel: I add to change the whole wheel+internal hub after some time (3000km) some gears are screwed, so it "jumps" when I press too ...

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