I stuck a set of cheapo BMX Vs on mine, even with standard pads they work better than any cantis I’ve used. Mud clearance is fractionally less good mind, but never been problematic. Only slight hassle is needing to add a barrel adjuster so that you can get the wheel in and out!
Haven’t used discs on a crosser though.Posted 4 years agoacehtnMember
I bought Dia compe MX 2 v’s and levers.
Stock pads where ok, but once worn i switched over to a set of Aztec cartridge pads.
Being stiffer units the difference in braking performance was a drastic improvement.
If your brakes don’t have cartridge pads, then a good set will improve things and be cheaper than a new brakeset.
Faff to set up, but once dialled in, swapping out pads is a doddle, remove split pin, push out worn pad from cartridge, clean cartridge with old toothbrush, push in new pads and off you goPosted 4 years ago
1st off road ride on the new cx bike today, wet and muddy!
Had forgotten how crap in the wet are rim brakes.
Currently cantilevers, are v brakes better?
Frame is non disc mount but fork has a mount, thinking mechanical disc on front?
Anyone know a set of wheels which are disc and rim brake compatible?Posted 4 years ago
Ok thinking its v brakes then
That doesn’t work possibly flog wheels and get something like this
v’s on back and a mechanical disc on frontPosted 4 years agobenjiSubscriber
Personally hate froglegs with a passion, they invariably squeel as there is not enough adjustment via the fiddly pad adjuster, and on some frames they just vibrate and cause fork flutter.
Best I have used by a long stretch are the avid ultimates, the standard avid pads aren’t bad, currently using the BBB blue ones for better braking when it’s wet. Don’t forget you don’t want all out power, you want control and feel.Posted 4 years agocycleofaddictionMember
+1 frogglegs, i’ve got trp euroX magnesiums that are ridiculously expensive and a set of frogglegs and they perform pretty much identical and look identical..Posted 4 years ago
frogglegs £40 trp eurox mags £200.. salmon pads and set up right you get all the braking power you need for cx riding..there good enough for most of the pro’s..trickydiscoMember
I was told that before getting them but never found it an issue. Maybe mud is just scared of me? I did some horrendously muddy rides with them and it never seemed to have any effect.
same here.. used them in anger at 3 very muddy races last year and a summer cross race the other week. Worked absolutely finePosted 4 years ago
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