Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 98 GT Timberline mtn.bike
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So long as your fork has disc brake mounts, no big deal. There are a couple of different mounts, so check that your fork has the one needed (or that an adaptor comes with the caliper). You don't really need a disc on the back, IMHO, it's just overkill, as most braking is (or should be) done with the front brake anyway. V's are plenty strong enough for the back. But if you want a disc on the back, again, check to see the frame has mounts for it. Mechanical discs are a little easier to maintain, as you don't have to worry about bleeding them (and you can still use your v-levers). Avid's had the best reputation for mechanical discs, and if you are new at it, would be much easier to maintain.