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buying mini v-brake for bianchi volpe 2014, any recommendation?

Old 10-26-15, 11:19 PM
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buying mini v-brake for bianchi volpe 2014, any recommendation?

Hello!

I'm trying to buy mini-v brake for bianchi volpe(2014 model), since I really don't like tektro oryx.

just bought kool stop salmon pad and its on it's way, but I'm trying to buy decent brake soon.

(aiming thanksgiving sale but never bought any bike components before, but I think some bike online shops

will do some sales, right?)

anyway, would you recommend decent mini v-brake? I'm trying to do it by myself, since I really like build and

repair something and found it's really fun to play around with bike(tune up, changing tubes, tire, etc...)

let me know! and also if you know any good online store that's a plus as well
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Old 10-27-15, 04:58 AM
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Paul Components make top-notch (and accordingly pricey) stuff: Brakes | Product Categories | Paul Component Engineering

TRP CX9 have gotten good reviews.

What exactly do you not like about the Tektro Oryx, or is it cantis in general? I have gotten good results with Tektro CR-720s paired with Problem Solvers Wide cable carriers and straddle cables; I find the link wires too difficult to adjust.
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Old 10-27-15, 05:56 AM
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I have a CX9 setup on my CX bike, nice brakes, but you need to run them pretty close to the rim, the stock pads on them aren't great, swapping them to Swisstops really improved them.
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I have some Tektro mini-V brakes, one of the cheaper models. They work great. What is your issue with the Oryx?

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If you can't make the Oryx brakes work, you may not be any happier with mini-Vs. Oryx cantis work just fine. Use a good pad, and like any low profile cantilever, run the straddle wire as short as possible without tire or fender interference.
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Old 10-27-15, 09:44 AM
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cannot have them too mini or they will scrap the tire between the 2 brakes ..

another devoid of measurement Queston how far is the top of the tire from the V brake boss center.. ..
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I'm not the OP, but I had a Tektro Oryx brake on the front of a CX bike and never was able to prevent it from squealing for long. I replaced it with a CR720 and the problem was instantly solved. I have used a number of different cantis over the years, so I'm not a stranger to adjusting them. On the other hand, the Oryx on the back of that bike has worked quite well, and the one formerly on the front has worked equally as well on the back of a different bike. So I don't think they're bad brakes, but sometimes certain components don't play well together.

Come to think of it, I did a test-ride of a CX bike with an Oryx at a LBS, and its front brake squealed too. The bike seemed well-assembled other than that, so I wouldn't conclude that they didn't know how to set up brakes.
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I have a 2011 Volpe that had the Oryx brakes and I could not rid the front brake of the squeal. On top of that I wasn't real happy with the stopping power of the rear brake. I considered mini-V brakes but ended up putting the CR-720s along with a front fork mounted brake cable hanger. No more squeal and the braking is much more to my liking.
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the issue with oryx, it just feels like rear brake doesn't really work that well(I bought from lbs in brooklyn that has good reviews from yelp, and google for their repair service) compare to my old bike (jamis coda sport) which is half price of the bianchi volpe.

Like I said before I'm getting new brake pads for rear first, and if I really like it I'll stick with it but other than that I'm trying to set up mini v brake. (Thanksgiving sale or blake friday )

thanks for your advices tho!
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The Tektro 926A BMX brake was a very popular cheapskate cyclocross Mini-V. You need to add some Jagwire noodles with adjusters but you still end up around $30 for the hardware plus whatever brake pad upgrades you want. This has the benefit of eliminating front brake chatter caused by fork flex when you have the canti cable hanger on the headset spacer.
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