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New Mini-V brake option...(4 posts)

New Mini-V brake option...Steve_O
Mar 4, 2003 5:28 PM
Just found this brake today on the Radius website. Looks like a little more refined version of Tecktro's Mini-V brakes....

Radius Mini Linny
Tell me then...Ahimsa
Mar 4, 2003 6:51 PM
...exactly what good is a "mini-V" anyway?

I mean, it isn't as if it has massive tire clearance, now is it? So who is it that wants these things? Commuters? Roadies with a penchant for canti studs? Tourists?

I guess the only place for these I can forsee is on a touring rig with reasonable size tyres (32 or so) and STI. I assume they work with STI, is that the rub?


You got it!Steve_O
Mar 5, 2003 9:35 AM
A mini-V is nice because you can use conventional road brake levers without having to resort to a cam style device (ie - Travel Agent, Smooth Operator, etc...).

For people who want V-brake type power, don't want the hassle of straddle cables or other canti setup issues a Mini-V is a nice option. As for clearance issues they would probably attract more mud then a traditional canti brake; however, these brakes have been used in the BMX scene for several years with good results...

I seem to remember that Cloxxi uses these brakes...
word is they do not work well with fenders....lookin for help
Mar 6, 2003 9:48 AM
I don't have fenders on my bike but lbs owner said he tried them out on his commuter and that was his problem.