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Old 03-13-20, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
V brakes get a bad rap mostly because current bikes using them are equipped with bottom of the barrel quality callipers and brake levers. Good v brakes work extremely well, far better in fact than cheap cable operated disc brakes. before embarking on a very expensive upgrade to a single front disc brake, look into a very simple upgrade of the brakes you currently have
I recently converted my winter dropbar MTB to V-brakes from properly set up cantilever brakes and there's a world of difference in the stopping of the V-brakes as now the distance to stop is a LOT less with a lot less pressure required at the brake lever.

Plus the V-brake calipers are completely out of the way of my panniers.

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