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Old 01-21-10, 07:41 AM   #1
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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.
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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.
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Hrmm. Thats interesting thanks.

I will definitely look at those Avid SD 7 brakes.

Thanks
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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.
You're both right and wrong at the same time. To be a V-brake it has to be Shimano. It's like Kleenex.
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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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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.

U brakes: Under the chainstay.

V brakes: alphabetical. .....r-s-t-U-V-w......
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