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    New question here. Upgrading non-disc model to discs.

    I have a 2009 Gary Fisher Wahoo (non-disc).

    I am considering upgrading to discs. What all is involved? Is there an affordable kit that would allow discs to bolt right up. Will I need new wheels?

    What is a ballpark idea of a price to upgrade to discs? Again, something affordable as I am not a hardcore biker....

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    assuming that your frame and fork both have mounts and your wheels you can get this:
    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...centOnHotdeals
    you will most likely need a rear IS - post mount adaptor for the rear and perhaps the front too if your fork has IS mounts. beware that front and rear adaptors are NOT the same.

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    I am not quite familar with what IS mounts are. Can you tell by looking at this photo if I will need the adaptors?


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    From the photo it appears that you have IS mounts on both your fork and frame (I think I can see one of the IS eyelets peeking out on the rear)

    Although I'm not too sure about your wheel hubs. They don't look to be disc compatible (look for the mounting holes on the non-drive side). THis would mean either new hubs required, or a new set of wheels, the latter probably being a better option.
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    yes, you'll need:
    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...+BRAKE+ADAPTER
    for the rear, and the first one (both pic and list) on here
    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...UNTING+BRACKET
    conversely you can buy this:
    http://www.bikewagon.com/WHAT-YOU-SE...26201-1-2.html
    and have pretty much any adaptor you'll ever need.

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    Try to keep the picture size down, makes the page hard to read!

    Looks like you need new wheels (at least hubs, but that probably means new wheels) as well as brakes. I can't tell even with the huge picture what brake/shifter levers you use now but a consideration is that if you go to the hydraulics with their own levers, and if you currently have combo brake/shifter units now, you'll need new shifters as well. A consideration would be to use a mechanical disc brake (Avid BB7s or go hydraulic) to
    use your combo brake/shift levers (but still may not be the ideal brake lever, depends on
    what you've got now).
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    Since you have cable-actuated brakes now the easiest upgrade would probably be to upgrade to Avid BB-7 disk brakes. They probably come with adapters to fit your bike. Depending on your weight, you may need a 185mm front and a 160mm rear. Other than that you will need new brake cables and housings.

    I tried to look up your hubs but couldn't find enough information. More than likely, you'll need a new set of hubs, too. You may as well upgrade your wheels while you're at it.

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