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V Brakes to Disk Brakes

nitro124nitro124 Posts: 16
edited October 2010 in MTB beginners
Is it possible to convert a Standard V-Brake front forks to be able to have a disk brake mount, and how can you do this?

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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    What forks?

    If they don't have a disc mount it's new forks time.
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  • damn. Its gunna cost loads to replace them as I want high travel forks, any cheap suggestions out there?
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    You will be limited by your frame as to what travel forks you can run

    What frame do you have?
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  • Oh wait no, i don't want high travel forks, I want DH style forks. My V brake forks are a DH style fork but they have a standard travel that a standard fork has
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    nitro124 wrote:
    Oh wait no, i don't want high travel forks, I want DH style forks. My V brake forks are a DH style fork but they have a standard travel that a standard fork has

    so they are something like a Zoom?

    IE a fork that looks like it is good but actually is not very good.

    Just look at a fork that has the correct travel.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Forks come in lots of different travel lengths.

    There are no standard travel length forks.

    DH style forks are at the longer end of travel & generally only to be used on a DH frame.

    What frame do you have?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    also consider new wheels if your old ones are not disc ready.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • I looked at doing this... My frame and fork are disc ready and I wanted hydraulic discs.

    I did the costing based on new stuff from Merlin:

    Shimano Deore 505 Wheels - £75 for the pair
    Shimano Deore 595 Disc Brake Set - £120
    and I would need a new set of shifters which would load another £30 on top.


    Add to that the cost of a new fork... In your case because it's not disc ready and in my case because my fork utterly sucks and you're talking over £400.... So I'm going to do the winter on my V's and buy a new bike in spring.
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