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Old 12-22-04, 04:58 PM   #1
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Compatibility of Avid and Shimano brake parts?

Are Avid V-brakes (Single Digit, etc.) compatibel with Shimano (Deore, LX, etc.) levers, and vice versa?
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Old 12-22-04, 04:59 PM   #2
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absolutely not.
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Old 12-22-04, 05:14 PM   #3
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Are Avid V-brakes (Single Digit, etc.) compatibel with Shimano (Deore, LX, etc.) levers, and vice versa?
Yes, ALL v-brake systems are fully compatible with each other. I'm using Avid levers with Tektro brakes on one of my bikes as a matter of fact.
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Old 12-22-04, 05:23 PM   #4
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Dont listen to him, he just wants you to waste your money.

V-brake systems are NOT interchangable...dont even think of it, you crack your frame.
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Old 12-22-04, 05:37 PM   #5
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They're compatible...what is this bozo thinking?
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yeah it works dont listen to djrider
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Old 12-22-04, 05:39 PM   #7
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I'm a newbie and knew that almost anything that had to do with V brakes was compatible
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Yeah... I've seen numerous people running LX or XT integrated shifters & levers with Avid SD7 brakes and such. I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to mix the two.
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Old 12-22-04, 05:57 PM   #10
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i have deore vbrake levers on my avid bb7s
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I think he was talking about shimano V-brake levers with Avid V-brakes, not discs... same premise, though. They're all mechanically similar, so they should work fine.
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Old 12-22-04, 06:03 PM   #13
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its exacly the same... just linear pull lines
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all V brake levers are pretty much the same...some have more bells and whistles but they all work
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Ooooook Ill give it up

Any cable-pull brakes are interchangable
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Worthwhile noting though that levers from differing manufacturers pull cable at differing mechanical advantage, and differing rates.

When I switched from XTR V-levers to Avid V-levers with my Arch Supremes (essentially a V-brake), the Avids certainly performed better (IMHO). Not sure if it was Avid designing them that way, or just luck?
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djrider- this is a forum to help people, not to become a bourdon in people's lives. dont do this sort of thing again. And by the way, v-brake systems are interchangeable
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djrider- this is a forum to help people, not to become a bourdon in people's lives. dont do this sort of thing again. And by the way, v-brake systems are interchangeable
Man you need to change your name to the "Hebrew Hammer" http://www.thehebrewhammer.com/default.asp



Djrider knows that they are compatible I haven't the foggiest idea why he was spouting that nonsense.

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Old 12-23-04, 01:52 AM   #19
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I think he was bored and just wanted a good laugh. I knew he was kidding.. especially with the "crack your frame" comment.
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Djrider knows that they are compatible I haven't the foggiest idea why he was spouting that nonsense.

No offense was intended
ive seen the movie. it inspired the name
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