Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
You're both right and wrong at the same time. To be a V-brake it has to be Shimano. It's like Kleenex.
Yeah, well- it's kind of like "Xerox". What started out as brand-specific designation has turned into a generic name for "linear-pull" caliper brakes. C'est la vie!
Now tell us why "V-brakes" are shaped like a letter "U" and "U-brakes" are shaped like a letter "X"!
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