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Tektro 930AL mini-V's - what pads?

Old 01-26-17, 04:27 AM
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Tektro 930AL mini-V's - what pads?

I am currently running these with Tektro levers on my Pompino.
I am about to swap out the levers for a pair of Cane Creek SCR-5C's as I dont like the ergonomics of the Tektro's and am also wondering if I should upgrade the pads?
The brakes just feel a bit "spongy" or that there is simply too much throw needed to get the brakes to engage.

What do you think?
New pads or maybe install an inline adjuster to move the pads closer to the rim?

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Kool stop is always the answer. Brake pads are one of those things you'll never regret replacing.
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Kool Stop Thinlines in salmon.

As far as feel, V-brakes are notorious for squishy-ness, but it's most likely due to their not being quite enough cable pull from the levers. You may need long-pull levers. Ergonomically, SRAM S500's are awesome IMO, not sure how they rank in terms of cable-pull though.
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You can find levers for V Brake pull and if the brake arms are over 90mm I'd go that route. Also, fold in some compressionless housing and they will feel much better.

Here is a link to the levers.
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Kool Stop Dura 2. No need to change the levers.
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