Can you upgrade a 2003 Epic from the standard v brakes to a disc brake? If so, what do people reccomend?
I think my first machine was a 2003 Epic. I needed to face the mounts for the discs on both the frames and the forks, and then purchase new wheels, as they did not have disc compatible hubs... But in essence, yes!
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Yes, I did on mine. You have to buy new disc-specific wheels, but the caliper mounts should already be on your frame & fork. I put on Avid BB7 and am very happy with them. By getting lighter wheels and tires I came out overall about the same weight. Even adding some weight they'd be worth it.