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    mountain bike brakes

    This is probably a long shot but i'm desperate. I'm a first year uni student currently undertaking a project looking at mountaon bike brakes, concentrating on Cantilevers, V-brakes and Disc brakes. I can find plenty of information for how the brakes work and which best etc.. but what i really need to know is how these different brakes are made and the materials used. I've searched everywhere and can't find anything. If anyone knows of any sites or where i can get hold of such information, i would be extremely grateful if you could email me at james120479@hotmail.com. Please Help!!

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Most of the calipers and handles are made of the same aluminum alloy. Sheldonbrown.com has some data on brake pad composition.
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    SRAM do some carbon composite levers and v-brakes - 9.0 SL rather than the aluminium 9.0's, I think. Their site is pretty good - www.sram.com and might have some info.

    Richard
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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