got the climbing bug
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
luwin, I'm not sure what v-brakes you have now, but before you think about stepping to disc setup, I'd suggest you try the Avid Single Digit 7's Cost is like $28 per. I've used these at Big Bear on the DH and my hands didn't cramp on me during the 20 min DH run. Great stuff. The disc brakes worked a bit better on the DH, biggest difference they modulate better then V's. When I built my hardtail race bike, I went with the V's cuz they stop and they are almost 3 times lighter then running disc. For a big guy like me, I was a lil weight weenie for the bike. It's easier pedaling a bike that's 5-10lbs lighter up long steep climbs
Only downside of V's is water and mud, we don't get much of either so it's not a problem. I still have disc setup on my full suspension, 8" up front and 6" in the rear, but that my play bike.