Hi I have a 26inch Giant Terrago and i was just wondering if I can have disc brakes. I can on the forks but I don't know it I can on the back?

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I have looked at other bikes but couldn't see the same as mine so just wondering if anyone can help me on this?enter image description here

  • Buy a bike new or used with disc brakes would be a better path.
    – paparazzo
    Sep 14, 2017 at 0:20
  • Could you also post a photo of your front fork disk brake mounts? Just to be sure.
    – Criggie
    Sep 14, 2017 at 0:46
  • just added the front fork one Sep 14, 2017 at 1:11

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Short answer: No. There are no caliper mounts on the rear triangle of the frame so you can't mount brake calipers there.

There are solutions that add mount points, but they're pretty bad idea and have never taken off. Plus an adapter would probably cost more than a used bike with disks.

Most braking is done on the front wheel, so fitting a disk brake there will get you 90% of the improvements anyway. You need a disk brake rotor, disk-compatible hub, a caliper, possibly a mounting adapter, a cable or hose, and a new brake lever. Buying all that new could cost as much as a good lightly-used bike.

Your front wheel could have a disk brake - the fork has mount points on it for disk brakes. However your wheel is not disk brake compatible so you need a new hub, which probably means a replacement wheel. If you can salvage parts off another bike, then that's the only way to make it cost-effective.

  • cheers i ent going to bother ill just stay with the v brakes tbh i was just wondering thats all Sep 14, 2017 at 1:01
  • @oggieclark Frankly, if you fit some modern kool-stop pads to your V brakes, they will improve. That's a cheap fix, your current brake pads are probably worn, and may be hardened with age.
    – Criggie
    Sep 14, 2017 at 12:27

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