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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 04-09-11, 04:15 PM   #1
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For the Brake FAQ: V-brake questions

Help *much* appreciated!

1. Disadvantages of vees? Just clearance? I've always found the modulation to be poor, but I'm told some brakes (Avid Single Digits?) overcome this?

2. Any particular problems with using Travel Agents?

3. Vees plus TAs vs Mini Vees - how to decide?

4. Any recommended models for cross? Any hints?

5. Big question: can anyone compare vees to properly set up (fork mounted hanger, tuned straddle cable) cantis?
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Old 04-09-11, 04:49 PM   #2
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Compared to brakes on bikes I've previously owned, I really like my V-brakes. Disc brakes are probably better in the wet.
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Old 04-09-11, 06:52 PM   #3
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2. Any particular problems with using Travel Agents?
The rear can get gunked up with crud pretty quickly. Front, not so much. So I run V-brake+TA in front and low-profile canti in back, seems to match up pretty well.
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