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brakes and stuff.(6 posts)

brakes and stuff.jimmygroove590
Aug 12, 2003 11:38 AM
i was wondering what kind of brakes do people here use. are they vee's or canti's? if canti's, what kind of carrier do you use? avids? onza's? also, has anyone every tried odyssey straddle rods?
The usual suspects...The Walrus
Aug 12, 2003 12:03 PM
Stuff I use or have used: Avids (Tri-Align II and various Squealies, errr, Shorties), the Paul Neo Retro/Touring combo and Shimano LX and XT cantis. I've tried the Tektro Mini-Vs, but there are serious tire clearance issues with those. As for carriers, Avid Tri-dangles when I can scrounge 'em, Tektro carriers (triangular, but larger and less chi-chi than the Avids) when I can't. I see the Odyssey straddle rods on eBay from time to time, but never used 'em. I'd be interested in hearing about them, too.
The usual suspects...jimmygroove590
Aug 12, 2003 12:38 PM
ebay? really? in all this time i've been surfing ebay, i have almost never seen a pair of straddle rods for sale. i think maybe once did it see it. however, something that often piques my curiosity is the old powerhanger that suntour use to make before they went under. the guy selling it claims that it will increase the stopping power of your canti's and eliminates the carrier. how it's mounted is kinda beyond me from the picture, but i am interested.
Strange but true...The Walrus
Aug 12, 2003 1:06 PM
...there are at least a couple out there as we speak--

--and for something
i really
Strange but true...D_man
Aug 13, 2003 8:48 AM
Those are pitbull brakes. They were the shiznit for BMX bikes back in the early 90s.
re: brakes and stuff.MShaw
Aug 13, 2003 11:05 AM
I've had XT cantis, Squealy 4s, and I'm running Onzas now. I have a friend with a pair of the Odyssey straddle rods, but I'm not sure if he wants to sell them.

Onza Chill Pills rock!

After that, Avid Tri-dangles or Brew Jugs.