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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
Brakes in general get a bad rap because they are equipped with bottom of the barrel calipers and levers. Good cantilevers work extremely well. Good linear brakes work extremely well. Good mechanical brakes work extremely well. Bad brakes of any variety work poorly and there are far more bad brakes out there than good ones.
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