V-brakes vs Hydrolic Brake

V-brakes vs Hydrolic Brake

Post by Phil Tellie » Wed, 12 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had ay toughts on the comparison between
V-Brakes and Hydrolic brakes.  Essentially, I'd like to know:

1- Are hydrolic brakes worth the heafty price
2- Are V-Brakes a valuable alternative
3- Are any of the above worth the upgrade from regular LX or XT
   brakes

If I had to chose between upgrading my front wheel brake or my rear
wheel, which one should I chose?

Thanks all,
Phil


 
 
 

V-brakes vs Hydrolic Brake

Post by Jobst Bran » Thu, 13 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
Phil Tellier writes:
> I was wondering if anyone had ay toughts on the comparison between
> V-Brakes and Hydrolic brakes.  Essentially, I'd like to know:
> 1- Are hydrolic brakes worth the heafty price
> 2- Are V-Brakes a valuable alternative
> 3- Are any of the above worth the upgrade from regular LX or XT
>    brakes

Maybe if you compared them to hydraulic brakes it would make a
difference.  Where do these people go to school anyway... or do they?

hydrolic, ay, toughts, heafty... ???



 
 
 

V-brakes vs Hydrolic Brake

Post by Dave Blak » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi,

> I was wondering if anyone had ay toughts on the comparison between
> V-Brakes and Hydrolic brakes.  Essentially, I'd like to know:

> 1- Are hydrolic brakes worth the heafty price
> 2- Are V-Brakes a valuable alternative
> 3- Are any of the above worth the upgrade from regular LX or XT
>    brakes

Most people that have hydraulics like them. If I had cash flowing out
my ***I know I would have IBC hydraulic brakes. V brakes make it
possible for anyone to set up their cantilever brakes with high
leverage at the cantis and low leverage at the brake levers - which
is definitely the direction in which off-road cantis are moving.
Either is a good brake.

Quote:
> If I had to chose between upgrading my front wheel brake or my rear
> wheel, which one should I chose?

Your front wheel brake is most of your stopping power.

--
Dave Blake

http://SportToday.org/~dblake

 
 
 

V-brakes vs Hydrolic Brake

Post by Sasu Matti » Fri, 14 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>toughts on the comparison between V-Brakes and Hydrolic brakes.

- hydraulic brakes do not require cable maintenance
- hydraulic brakes are probably quite hard to service when
traveling far away from home

I have Marin cantis with Ritchey pads and XT levers on one bike,
Maguras on the other. Both brakes work well enough for me. The
Maguras have a bit more solid feel.

I would update the front brake. Front brake is for slowing down,
rear brake is for steering.

sasu

 
 
 

V-brakes vs Hydrolic Brake

Post by Yakm » Thu, 20 Jun 1996 04:00:00

V Brakes, nuff said.
Cheap, do rear wheel if not both.