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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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    absolutely not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp@eder
    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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    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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    They're compatible...what is this bozo thinking?
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    yeah it works dont listen to djrider

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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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    liars.

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    takes one to know one

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hebrew_rider
    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.

    No offense was intended
    Last edited by Raiyn; 12-23-04 at 01:10 AM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    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.

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