V-Brakes/Linear Brake digits?
Hi . I was wondering if you could explain to me the difference of 1-5-7 digit v brakes.
Ive been looking and cant find what they mean by "digit".
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks ahead of time.
Great State of Varmint
That's just showing the price. A SD (single digit 7) 7 is more expensive that a SD 5 is more...Etc.
I'm going to guess - You're looking at Avid? The Avid SD 7 are the best, and affordable, V-Brakes I've encountered.
Originally Posted by Cateye
Hrmm. Thats interesting thanks.
I will definitely look at those Avid SD 7 brakes.
You're both right and wrong at the same time. To be a V-brake it has to be Shimano. It's like Kleenex.
Originally Posted by Panthers007
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
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!
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
Now tell us why "V-brakes" are shaped like a letter "U" and "U-brakes" are shaped like a letter "X"!
It has nothing to do with shape.
Originally Posted by Jeff Wills
U brakes: Under the chainstay.
V brakes: alphabetical. .....r-s-t-U-V-w......