I'm going to buy new brakes, but I don't have such a budget to buy the best ones. Currently I can't decide between 2 options:
* Shimano BR-MC40 V-Brakes (the ones which came with the '98-'99 XTS RC group). It has servo wave action and M-type brake shoes. They look very good, but they are almost 5 years old (of course haven't been used).
* Shimano BR-MC18 V-Brakes (the ones of the current Alivio group) with the Altus brakes levers (can't find alivio levers). No servo wave, no M type, just normal BUT they are the NEW ones (I think the came out in the 2000).
The question is, ¿which one shuld I buy (they cost about the same)? In the 98-99, STX RC where better than Alivio, but, ¿Is still 98-99 STX RC better than 2000-2003 Alivio?