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SLR confusion - V-Brake compatibility

Old 08-10-20, 11:18 AM
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SLR confusion - V-Brake compatibility

I've become super confused about road levers and brake compatibility.

I have a pair of Shimano ST-5703's. Is SLR (super linear response) the same as Linear Pull?

i.e. Can I use these levers with V-brakes? Without a travel agent.

If I do need a travel agen to work with V-brakes, am I correct in thinking that mini-V-brakes will work without one?

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Old 08-10-20, 11:24 AM
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No Drop bar Brifters are Linear pull the ones that are dont have the shifting mech integrated..


if the tire is not too fat you can fit a Mini V brake the arms are shorter so demand less cable pull..


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Old 08-10-20, 11:25 AM
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Amazing, thanks. That SLR thing was spinning me out.

If only travel agents weren't so expensive <sigh>
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Old 08-10-20, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
No Drop bar Brifters are Linear pull the ones that are dont have the shifting mech integrated..


if the tire is not too fat you can fit a Mini V brake the arms are shorter so demand less cable pull..

Thanks for the edit - I think mini is the way to go... cost wise
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Is a 90mm considered a suitable arm length for Brifters?
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Originally Posted by Stroudy View Post
Is a 90mm considered a suitable arm length for Brifters?
Doubt it. There are shorter-armed v-brakes available.

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

edit: if you already have 90mm v-brakes you could probably make it work by adjusting the pads to be very close.

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Old 08-10-20, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Doubt it. There are shorter-armed v-brakes available.

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/
Great link - thanks

Shorter than 90 might be cutting it fine

This is promising though...
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TRP has an 8.4 cm arm now.. https://trpcycling.com/product/cx-8-4/ You may find the red ones somewhere..
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