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Old 10-02-00, 07:26 PM   #1
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I have a Cyclocross ride that came with avid center pull cantilever brakes. I'm looking for an option that would be more aerodynamic and easier to use during wheel removal. I was considering using BMX size V-Style brakes because of their short pull ratio. Any thoughts or experience?
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I too have a cyclocross bike(gt zrx)with avid 1.0 canti's,the only time I need to pull the wheel out is when I have a flat,with there being no air in the tyre it comes straight out ,and then on putting it back I inflate it once it's in position again ,as I have the brake block/rim clearance set very close this is the only way I can do it quickly...keep the canti's they rock esp..with the koolstop red/grey thin line pads no squeel,just awesome power and modulation on the front brake.!!! cheers Buddy.
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Old 10-28-05, 08:53 AM   #3
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Long live conventional cantilevers, your Avids are great brakes! Those kool stop red pads are absolutly the best!
Remember with vee-brakes (direct pull cantilevers) you have to change the brake levers. Vee-brakes require Vee-brake levers, you never should mix them! Injury or death could result.
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I have a Cyclocross ride that came with avid center pull cantilever brakes. I'm looking for an option that would be more aerodynamic and easier to use during wheel removal. I was considering using BMX size V-Style brakes because of their short pull ratio. Any thoughts or experience?
Somehow aerodynamic and cyclocross don't go together. How fast can you go on a cross bike in mud while jumping over an obstacle? Get real.

As for the V-brakes, unless you are using barcons, STI/Ergo levers aren't compatible with V-brakes. Stick with the cantis.

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