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Best Brake setup?(2 posts)

Best Brake setup?d-mon
Sep 5, 2001 5:53 AM
I just bought a used redline for cyclocross. The bike came with STI and the previous owner had replaced the canti brakes with Mini Max (?) brakes and had put on a spooling device to make up for the long throw on the STI's. The brakes work okay, but I have found that they are hard to adjust (compared to MTB V-brakes) and the brakes seem to be cheap; i.e. coat hanger wire springs etc. My question is - What is the best brake setup to use with STI?

Thanks in advance

d-mon
re: Best Brake setup?themayor
Sep 5, 2001 9:26 AM
The MiniMax's aren't that bad. MrGrumpys from SRP are the best.
Just stay away from v brakes if you get any kind of mud because they tend to drag...and you can run into problems if your wheel gets out of true,also