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Can the Diacompe 287V's be used with Canti's?(3 posts)

Can the Diacompe 287V's be used with Canti's?Swat Dawg
Nov 10, 2003 2:24 PM
I know that the cable pull is way, way more, but I feel like using the 287 would make the braks really firm, or would it just make them really touchy? Also, what is the reason beside lever compatibility that V brakes are a bad idea for cross. I know the issue with mud clearance, but I don't see a difference in clearance between brakes like the Avid Shorty series and ol' V-brake. Another, reason that I was thinking about running the Diacompe's is that if I used canti, I could set the pad distance much further from the the rim surface if mud was a concern. I just throwing stuff out there. Thanks
No Opininons, nobody...That's ok, I don't like you either!Swat Dawg
Nov 11, 2003 7:59 PM

But really, has anybody dealt with the diacompe's and cantilevers?
<i>not</i> recommendedGlowBoy
Nov 11, 2003 8:31 PM
You want the 287, not the 287-V, for cantis. Check the SS forum at - there was a thread about this just a few days ago.

Running 287-Vs against cantis might improve clearance by pulling more cable, but the lever effort will be way too much, I'm guessing.