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    upgrading brakes on e-bikes.

    as many people know e-bikes can be pretty heavy. I'm looking for some help upgrading my cantilever brakes to v-brakes on my old mountain bike so it is better at stopping all of the weight added by the e-bike kit.

    I would be happy to hear your suggestions.

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    It should be an easy bolt-off, bolt-on upgrade.
    Do note that old conventional brake levers aren't compatible with V-brakes. Some later model levers are. But it's usually required for a V-brake set up that you get V-brake levers.

    Since your bike is now heavy, get the longest and strongest armed V-brakes you can afford. This will yield best leverage and less flex.
    Also, monitor your rims for wear!! Keep the pads super clean.

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    If you like to tinker, go for it. I don't necessarily think that you're going to notice the difference in weight of stopping power.

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