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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 02-09-11, 09:33 AM   #1
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Travel Agents?

Couple of quick questions on travel agents:

1) Do they require new cables?

2) Any problem with them getting fouled with mud and sticking, etc.?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-09-11, 10:07 AM   #2
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It requires more cable than just a noodle, so you probably will have to start with a fresh cable. I found the rear gets lots of gunk on it, so I run a canti in back and V-brake+TA in front, and it seems to work well (for me).
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I run both ends and a TA/V-brake setup on muddy/snowy commutes and have had no issues yet.
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I ran them for about 2 months with XTR V brakes but I went back to cantis. The V brakes were no more effective and rattled. I can't STAND rattleing on my bikes.
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I haven't had any problems with rattling, and the braking is much easier to setup than cantis. I've only got them on the front. The documentation says that they need to be kept clean, but I haven't had any trouble.
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I ran them for about 2 months with XTR V brakes but I went back to cantis. The V brakes were no more effective and rattled. I can't STAND rattleing on my bikes.
I had problems with rattling as well. I did notice them being much better than the canti's though.
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