Cants and Vs don´t need oil.
You're carrying in a rim anyway... Use that wall for another job too
Don't carry extra steel
And how many standards? Diameters? Pad patterns? Fluids?
Oh and you can setup up cantis to be amazing - and you can clean the pad grooves once in a while and pick out any shards and make your rims last and last and last and cause them to not be a load of poo in the wet
V-brakes were a massive step forward for people who struggled with Cantis
Discs are a massive step forward in using up the weight saving made by modern techniques to ensure new bikes are not much lighter/even heavier than the comparably specced retro
Although having said that I did ride my bro's shiny new Cannondale SL the other day and the brakes were fantastic, not the on/off switches I expected
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- '8? Klein Mountain Klein (WiP) - '89 Puegeot Scorpion 531 - '90 Look Mi80 - '91 Britsh Eagle something or other XT
- '92 Specilaized Hardrock - '93 Saracen Race Elite
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