Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-09, 02:39 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SuperV owners: Disc upgrading

I'm quite green with getting back into the sport and recently picked up a used SuperV1000. Has V-Brakes, but would like to upgrade the brakes to discs. Looks to my eye that the rear subframe has mounts for this, though I can't tell if the stock HeadShok FattyD fork does or not. Are special hubs necessary as well? If so, what are some things I should look for.

Thanks for the help.
ChipNCannondale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-09, 03:34 PM   #2
Addicted to Dirt
Freefallman's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Socal
Bikes: Stumpjumper Comp 09, Nishiki Prestige (1990)
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Yes you need hubs that will accept disc rotors. I'm not familiar with the fork. Post a picture so we can see or maybe someone else knows.

On another note rim brakes often work great and unless you live in an uber wet climate or just like to spend money. I'd be hesitant to upgrade. It will cost between 60 to 100 for decent brake calipers, another 60 or more for hubs, and then you have new housing and cables for 20. If you have to get another fork forget it. BTW this is off course assuming you can do all the work yourself.
Freefallman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-09, 05:21 PM   #3
ed's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Summit of Lee
Bikes: Hecklah
Posts: 10,940
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
You may end up needing to try to dig up some old Coda disc brakes.

1. post a picture
2. measure the eye to eye of the disc caliper mounts on the frame fork in mm
ed is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:56 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.