I have a Specialized Tricross Sport which came with Mini V-brakes (according to the specs.)
They generally work well except that they judder a little and tend to bottom out before reaching maximum braking which led me to think that they are actually full-sized V-brakes. So now I am looking for a mini V Brake with better modulation I have read elsewhere that these stock brakes have 100 mm brake arms. however when I measured them I got 90 mm. (see photo below.) My question is:
Did I measure them correctly or should I measure the entire arm above and below the outside bolts?
Perhaps that is the 100 mm I have heard.
I have found a few other brakes with shorter brake arms:
1) TRP CX-9: 90mm brake arm (Titanium, moderately priced but only shorter if mine are actually 100mm)
2) FRM DP4: 80 mm (Titanium, Lightweight, very expensive)
2) Tektro 926AL: 80mm brake arms (Aluminum, Dirt Cheap, heavy)
I really want to get shorter arms and not the same.
[Don't want cantis or travel agents]