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CX Rim Brakes With 10s Ergopower Levers: Mini V or V + Travel Agent?

Old 10-02-12, 03:37 PM
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CX Rim Brakes With 10s Ergopower Levers: Mini V or V + Travel Agent?

I'm building up an older Voodoo Wazoo CX frameset. I'm using a C10>S8 Shimergo setup. The Wazoo does not have an integrated hanger for the rear brake cable and I'm not aware of the seat post clamp/hanger combos for a 28.6 seat tube that would allow me to use cantilevers. I'm more than happy to use V brakes or mini V brakes, but it's not clear to me through all my reading which is the best way to go.

Will the Ergopower levers work as well with Travel Agents and normal linear pull brakes as they would with something like the TRP CX8.4? I'm looking for a solid recommendation from someone who's been down a similar road.

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This is not my bike, but I'll post this pic to show what I'm working with.

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The TRP 8.4CX are the ones that you want for V, you won't need a travel agent. I use this setup with SRAM and it's great. Depending on the type of collar you choose, for canti's you can use the surly cable stop that hangs from the bolt. Seen below. It's $11.

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Paul's Mini Moto Look good as far as direct pull calipers go.
the part that is closer to the Tire , actually is curved out wide enough
to clear a muck covered tire better than the straight ones.
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I actually use the Surly hanger on a couple bikes. I'm not sure why that solution didn't occur to me while looking at the frame.

Cantilevers will be a cheaper way to get the bike rolling, but the CX8.4s are attractive.
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