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blackbike
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Cyclocross v brake question

Postby blackbike » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:25 pm

This has probably been asked loads before but.

can i put v brakes on my cyclocross bike, i hate cantis!
(kona jake the snake 2010, 105 levers)
i have seen people talk about putting Tekro mini V brakes on so i'm wondering if it is so?
also can you put normal MTB vbrakes on ?
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redvee
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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby redvee » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:38 pm

105 STI levers don't have the cable pull for full v-brakes, hence the mention of mini v-brakes.

blackbike
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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby blackbike » Thu Jul 12, 2012 13:17 pm

thanks
so MTB vbrakes no
Tektro mini V's yes
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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby el_presidente » Thu Jul 12, 2012 14:25 pm

you can get strange looking adaptors that in theory let you use road levers with v-brakes. Never used them however. see here: http://www.phred.org/~alex/bikes/brakes.html

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corshamjim
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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby corshamjim » Thu Jul 12, 2012 19:30 pm

Or if you fancy a real change from the ordinary ...

http://retroshift.com/store/products/cxv/

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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby mikenetic » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:04 am

I tried mini Vs on my Kona Jake - they work well (great modulation, very good stopping power), but you have to run them very very close to the rim.

I think they'd run best on a CX bike being used as a tourer, I'm not sure how they've perform in muddy race conditions.

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gbsahne
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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby gbsahne » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Running mini Vs on the Kinesis and 200% improvement on the Cantis but they do need to be run close to the rim

buy_my_cookies
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Re: Cyclocross v brake question

Postby buy_my_cookies » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:59 am

I am also running mini V's on a Dolan Multicross and noticed a good improvment. I used these ones.
[url]I am also running mini V's on a Dolan Multicross and noticed a good improvment. I used these ones.
http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/16691/product ... black.aspx[/url]


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