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    ... and if we just ... Trek 800 sport st questions

    I just picked up a Trek 800 sport st frame for $15 in great shape, I put all my components off of another bike onto it, is there any way to mount disk brakes to the rear? I am on a budget as well, what would some decent trigger shifters be? This does not have to be all top of the line or the lightest, I am just looking to put together a half decent hard tail. So far I added Marzocchi forks, deore hydraulic brakes, and a set off wheels from my other bike. The rear is a sram x4 deraileur, and an sr suntour crank set. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Justin

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    Justin, the "ways" to mount disc brakes to the rear of the bike aren't worth it: heavy, expensive and you still need a compatible rear wheel. I suggest you stick with good vee-brakes back there. If you want to buy a build kit that will upgrade the drivetrain, check out the SRAM X7 drivetrain build kit at PricePoint: under $300 for upgrades that will be significant to your bike and reliable.

    Don't spend too much on it. Just ride!

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    They spoke about a brake adapter in this post: A2Z Disk Brake Adapter for frames without disk mount, anyone try one?

    I have never tried it, but it looks pretty heavy-duty.

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