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Which length Mini V brake best for Ultegra 6600 shifters?

Old 07-25-15, 09:02 PM
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Which length Mini V brake best for Ultegra 6600 shifters?

Hey gang, which length Mini V brake would be most appropriate for the use with Ultegra 6600 shifters, considering that the bike will never see a tire larger than a 32mm slick and will only be ridden on the road (so as not to have consider mud build up).
Would you use a
80 mm such as a Tektro 926 AL
84 / 85 mm such as TRP CX8.4
or a 90 mm

As always, thanks for your input.
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Regardless of the brake chosen, I would use a "travel agent" to multiply the cable pull of the road lever.

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A few years ago, Specialized thought they'd make brake maintenance easier on the TriCross Sport by spec'ing a compact linear pull caliper instead of the usual cantilever. In order to to get even minimal force, the cables had to be set so tight that the pads rubbed the rims at the slightest wobble, and the cable had to be disconnected to remove the wheel. By definition, road levers do not pull enough cable to effectively actuate linear pull brakes.
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Completely agree with OBC. With a few exceptions a travel agent with standard length linear pull arms works out to be far better than mini linears with only road levers. Andy.
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I don't use travelagents and have no issues at all, but my campy levers have a slightly different cable pull than the ultegra. Anyway, this info will help you pick the right arm length for your bike: My mini-V setup. I'm using 85mm arms (an older tektro model) which is basically same as the 84mm of then current TPR model though Ive heard their older 90mm model works fine with Shimano levers.
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