I recently purchased a bike (Soma Double Cross) that came w/ Tektro Mini v's. I had intended to buy just the frame from an online retailer but it got complicated so I got the complete (Ebay)bike in my size with Ultegra 9 speed delivered for a little more than the price of the frame and fork only. I intend to use the bike as a 4 season commuter w/ full fenders, running 32mm tires in spring summer & fall and 35mm studded Nokian's in the winter. There is ample clearance for the tires and fenders. My question is regarding brakes and brake performance/ease of operation. It came w/ the tektro mini v's which I have never used.
I had purchased, in anticipation of a full build, a set ot Tektro Oryx Cantilever brakes. Other than potential fender clearance issues with the mini v's, can people who have used either style of brakes share thier opinions/ experiences? I have used dics brakes and caliper road brakes in the past. I have very little hands on experince with canti's or v's.