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    Upgrading from V to Disc brake

    Question: I have an '02 Hardrock (see http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...+FS&Type=bike). Can I upgrade from V brakes to disc easily?

    Will these work without an adapter? Don't know anything about this kind of upgrade, so any help is appreciated.
    http://www.blueskycycling.com/produc...rake_160mm.htm

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    I wouldn't do it.

    It looks like your fork is compatible, but the frame lacks a mount. Your wheels are definitely not disc rotor compatible.

    New wheels will be about $300, and there is a weird adapter kit for the rear for another $100. Plus the cost of the brakes, you have about $500 into a 8 year old bike.

    Better to just buy a new HR for that money.

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    You will have to look for a rear frame caliper mount, fork looks like it might have a mount. You will need a Disc wheel set also.

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    The frame appears to have tabs for the caliper but your wheels or at least the hubs will have to be changed to accept a rotor.
    MUD


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    Ok its a no go...thanks for the advice

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    dont let the wheels put you off too much, since most new bikes are coming with disc now there are usually a fair amount of take offs around. I bought my last wheel set for $50

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