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Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 10-10-02, 09:59 PM   #1
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Brake Conversions

Hey guys, I have a Trek X0-1 Cross bike that I love. I only use this for commuting, but I was wondering, how common is it to use V-Brakes on a cyclocross bike. I've seen V-brakes that are supposed to work with road levers, and also adapters for "normal" V-brakes that would only work with MTB levers. Is there really any advantage to V's over a set of well-adjusted cantis?

Just curious.

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Most of the difference can be noticed in high speeds mainly due to the length of the arms and the efficency of the cable pull. Also it has a greater modulation and a much softer feel.
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