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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.
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

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    Hrmm. Thats interesting thanks.

    I will definitely look at those Avid SD 7 brakes.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panthers007 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    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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