Should i change whole set up or upgrade my current ride?

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scanne
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by scanne

Dear fellow WWs, i am torn between a complete change for a light carbon disc brake frame or should i upgrade my Trek 96 7000 series V Brake. Guess the limitation of non Discbrake for my current ride is irritating. Here are the specs of my ride.

Frame-Trek vintage alubonded 7000 series 1996
Fork-Suntour XCM V2
Brakes-Shimano SLX brake levers & Vbrakes(1mth)
Gears - 9 Speed Shimano SLX (1mth)
Wheelset - Shimano WH‑M540
Front D - Shimano LX
Rear D - Shimano XT
Cassette - Shimano SLX (1 month old)
Crankset - Shimano SLX (1 month old)
Handlebar - Butted Straight Titanium
Saddle - Revo White seat
Grip - Ritchey (1 month old)

http://www.togoparts.com/marketplace/imagepopup.php?aid=374830&pid=177914
I was thinking of upgrading the frame to either a scott scale 20 with Vbrake support
or just get a total new bike with disc brakes.

Please share your thoughts/expertise.

Thanks in advance!

Yours Sincerely,
Des

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TheRookie
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by TheRookie

If I were getting a new frame I'd have it without V-brake bosses for the improved 'cleanliness' of line (and lighter weight.....).

Why not just upgrade your front to Disc by replacing the horrid XCM's with something decent and keep V's on the back, less of an issue and you can keep most your current setup (and V-s are lighter anyway!), the alternative is to get a disc adapator, some are horrid but some frames with the right rack mounts can have bespoke adaptors made that look almost OE, a friend has some on a Zaskar he got made.

Simon
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