help please – can you swap cantilever brakes for V brakes?????

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  • help please – can you swap cantilever brakes for V brakes?????
  • TandemJeremy
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    Worked for me.

    any2wheels
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    many thanks lads…..

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    but you’ll need different levers as V’s require more cable pull thant cant’s

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    The actual brake mounts should be the same. So the brake calipers will be fine. However I think the ‘pull ratios’ are different, so that they might not work well with a lever designed for cantis. Not sure what you are planning lever wise.

    Prob not directyl relevant, but to give you an idea of pull ratio problems: On road/ cross bikes V brakes need a travel adjuster etc if a road STI lever is being used because of the difference in pull ratios, whilst cantis are designed t work with the pull ratio of the STI lever…

    I’m sure someone will be along to say I’ve got it right, or to say I’ve got it wrong…

    TandemJeremy
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    YOu need v brake levers as well – When I converted my bike I could get the Vs to work with canti levers but the lever travel was very long and soft

    any2wheels
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    gonna get a complete deore set from wiggle…..so sounds like it could be good……many thanks people.

    any2wheels
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    some help for a novice please…….will normal deore v brakes fit straight on to forks and pivots for old cantilever brakes and still work??…….were the designed on the same geometry??

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