I'm new to biking having had to give up running due to 'worn out' knee joints! I bought an entry level cyclo-cross Carrera Crixus from Halfords which I love. My only criticism of the bike is the poor braking performance, I live on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and ride a mixture of road and track with some very steep hills thrown into the mix. I don't have vast amounts of spare cash to upgrade to another bike, but wondered whether it's feasible and cost effective to upgrade from caliper to disc brakes on this bike - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    The short answer is no. You'd need a fork with mounting points. They are also missing at the rear.
    – Carel
    Mar 10 '15 at 8:58
  • Fairly sure this has been asked before, although I couldn't find anything from a quick search. @Carel is right, if you want to upgrade your existing brakes you will probably have more joy staying with rim brakes
    – PeteH
    Mar 10 '15 at 9:38

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