best cross brakes? mini v or cantilever
Don’t know about most powerful, but best bang for buck is BMX Vs. Even on standard pads my Tektros are better than any canti setup I’ve used- which doesn’t include the best cantis to be fair so they might have them beat. But not for £12.99.
<edit- plus the extra barrel-adjuster noodles I had to buy to make it work, so £20 an end>Posted 4 years agotimburMember
Shorty 4’sPosted 4 years ago
Just on budget as well,Big DaveMember
Properly fitted travel agents allow STI brake levers to take up the correct amount of cable to operate standard V brakes safely. Mine work a treat and there is no hint of sponginess. In fact the front brake doesn’t need a travel agent as the cable run from the lever is so short.
I’m a heavy sod and after taking the bike down some very steep and fast road descents I can confirm they work well.Posted 4 years ago
With the right combination of levers and mini vs, there’s no need for a travel agent. How I worked it out was to look at the TRP models to get an arm length, then found a Tektro BMX equivalent with the same arm length. Works a charm.
Only slight drawback is that if the clearance is set up how I like it, I can’t remove the wheel without slackening the cable- the arms are too close together for the normal cable unlock to work. But that’s pretty trivial.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Why are the travel agent/modulators needed?
original Vs with old style mtb levers (pc7s in my case) could be setup and would work spongily (and stupidly powerful) but as soon as you get a bit of cable stretch/pad wear your lever hits the bars and you soon run out of adjustment.
I assume full Vs with road levers would be similar
Doable but a faff.
I used these mini Vs on my pompy. Disc cx now, even nicererPosted 4 years ago
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