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Brakes(4 posts)

Mar 28, 2002 6:06 PM
After getting tired of many adjustments with poor results, I decided to discard my cantilever brakes on my cross. I replaced them with XT linear pull brakes with a "Travel Agent" Does anyone have any experience with this set up?
Mar 29, 2002 7:42 AM
At Sea Otter Classic I saw the Kelly bikes booth had crossers with v-brakes and they worked quite well. How different do the brakes feel? I have radius brakes on my Poprad, dialed them in, and they work great.
re: Brakesoilburner
Mar 30, 2002 6:06 PM
I have Shimano XT linear pull brakes on front and Avid rim wranglers on the rear. These have very good stopping power for my 190# carcass.

What I need to know is where to get replacement shoes for the XT brakes. I feel it would be easier than replacing the pads only. Am I right?? Any ideas??
re: Brakesmmarrama
Apr 2, 2002 8:36 AM
i use vbrakes with travel agents on my commuter bike and they work great-much better stopping power compared to the cantis.