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centerpulls vs. v-brakes w/TravelAgent
hi, my bike is a Swift but this is a more general question.
I want to use drop bars with 406 wheels. on the Xootr Swift frame, there are bosses that mount cantis at the right height for 406s.
I am wondering whether I should use the stock v-brakes with the TravelAgent pull adapter vs. just mounting centerpull brakes on those bosses.
I love the performance of the V-Brakes, but I have heard mixed reviews of TravelAgent (some great, some lousy). Centerpulls seem to be all over the place, but if willing to shell out $ for, say, Shorty Avid Ultimates, performance should be good. I'm a Clyde & so need all the stopping power I can get.
Lastly, I heard a rumor that newer Shimano STI levers are compatible with V-Brakes. this folder happens to be using some brand-new Tiagra levers, so I suppose I could try that first and see what happens. Any insights there?