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V-Brake Arm Lengths

Old 12-22-09, 10:12 AM
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V-Brake Arm Lengths

I am looking to replace a set of linear pull brakes on my MTB. Different manufacturers and models use different brake arm lengths. The one I am replacing has a length of about 110 mm. I can go a little bit shorter, but too much shorter and I will have a problem with the cable hitting my fender. I was considering using a decent manufacturer like Shimano or Avid, but I can't easily find the arm lengths posted anywhere. Does anyone have a table of brake arm lengths for the various models that are currently on the market, or a suggestion of a specific model that would fit this bike?
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Old 12-22-09, 10:43 AM
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IME, MTB v-brake arms are all about the same length. There are mini V-brakes available which are designed to work with road bike levers that have considerably shorter arms. As long as you avoid those, you should be ok.
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