Canti's or mini vee's on a cross bike
any body got some opions good or bad on Mini Vee’s over canti’s?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been running some tectro canti’s and i know they are supposed to offer crap stopping but its the step that is frustrating me.
Trying to get them just right and then staying there is proving to be a bit of a mare.
Just wondered about going to mini vee’s.
Clogging them up with grass isn’t my biggest concern.slowjoMember
I ran cantis for ages until I got sick of having to anticipate braking about 30 yards early…in the dry, on the road!
Switched to mini vees. Amazing…I can stop again, and in the wet.
As I discovered they can be a PITA if you want to get the wheel out in a rush (with 700×32 on) but if you are using a 700×25 they are fine.Posted 4 years ago
Ok Mini Vees ordered fitted and ridden.Posted 4 years ago
what are you guys doing for adjusters?
not adjustment at the STi end so only pulling cable through to adjust brakes. A bit basic and tricky to get the wheels out once i’ve got a good bit set up.
Anybody found a inline adjuster?
Used a gear one?
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BSTKCGP90D/tektro_cable_guide_pipe_90_degreePosted 4 years ago
these have the adjuster built in.
I went for tektro mini’s from PXaPMember
The modern breed of cx cantilevers have easy adjustment for brake wear unlike old style. I’ve just replaced some Tektro cantilevers with Campag cx cantilevers and they’re very powerful. I’ve been riding cx bikes for nearly 20 years so have suffered the week long slowing for the lights thing in the last century. I still have some Mr Grumpy’s in a box somewhere.Posted 4 years agojohnnersMember
Thanks for this thread. Put up with crap cantis on my tourer for a few years. Just ordered some mini vees and the adjustable noodles from planet x.
If you’ve mudguards on your tourer you might have problems fitting the mini vs. The Tektro ones don’t clear the SKSs on my CrossCheck.Posted 4 years ago
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