The discount is provided by Amazon. Oh, I listened to everyone else here and put Kool Stop Mtb pads on the brakes. . The former bmxer in me grabbed just the back brake. The former I find better.
The brakes still work like a champ and the only time I can hear anything, be it squeal or otherwise is when it is humid outside. Because of the configuration change, I needed to buy new brake levers and thumbie shifters. I would definitely recommend these. I was not used to so much modulation--I liked brakes that were grabby. I've just had one of the brake arms seize up barrel can't be turned, to the point where you if you try after only five months of owning the bike. I hit some roots that sent me skidding of the trail. Think I'll get Single Digit 5s.
It's the authoritative, worldwide voice of international professional road racing, distributed in every country where there are English-speaking fans. The levers are also the right size for mountain biking. No injuries have been reported. These brakes are the cheapest way to get near disc performance in the dry, i love the way they feel in your fingers, you can stop with a single finger on each brake, coming down the hill at 40-50kph. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado. Hi all, my first post so thank you all for any advice you give.
May find the other but only stating i have the one at this time. The modulation controls the leverage of the levers, which basically means the amount of pull require to really engage the brakes. Needless to say I'm still dialing them in. I have been running these brakes for years with no problems. Get some cheap Avids, and put Koolstop salmon mountain pads on them.
Avid v brake mag magnesium. I'd give them 5 stars but the 2. Performance Reviewed on: 26th May 2002 from Singapore The Review they are the lightest V-brakes on the market. MrChuck wrote:Don't think many bikes at all have cantis now. Performance Reviewed on: 29th Oct 2002 from Singapore The Review Good lightweight vbrakes. I do like my brakes to bite straight away.
They gave confidence and inspired me to brake later into corners. Hello There, I recently changed the configuration on my touring bike from drop bars to the Jones H Bar. They have a set screw which adjusts the maximum space between the handles and the handlebars for the size of your hand but the minimum spacing is still a little more than I would prefer. Parallel push stuff, including Avid's system, don't do much for you. I suspect it could be difficult to get spare pads a few years from now. I have had to replace the pads once in 5 years and they were still not too bad. They work extremely well and are very affordable.
However, and it may be partly due to the silly wheels I have on the bike, the brakes have never given me any confidence. And have the best feel at the lever of anything I've had. No bite, scarey unsafe compared to my antique Peterson self actuating cantilevers. Unless it's wet they are as strong as any 160mm Disc I've had. Who make the better set up Shimano or Avid, both seem to have there fans and whatever camp you're in it seems that your view is that your brakes and levers are the best but I'd like to try and get some unbiased advice.
The avids are much nicer to work with and don't seize as much and seem better made. You can tell their meant to take a beating. What else would give equivalent performance? The ones I have are grey and have the parallel linkages. You won't be disappointed by these levers on any cable brakes you use. Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Would I buy them again? I'm pretty good at keeping the important stuff cleaned and lubed so I'm wondering whether V-brake arms are the sort of thing you should expect to be replacing twice a year or whether I did something wrong.
Well regardless of what type of brakes go with what types of bikes, mine definitely had V-brakes and I definitely would like advice on new ones. These brakes are as good as some of the more expensive brakes out there. I was talking to a frame builder about putting a disk mount on my '95 frame. Endos are fun to watch. These save me a lot of weight and money.