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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:47 pm
Posts: 81
Hi all, I’ve not been on here for an age but am trying to find a pair pair or XTR V brakes for a tandem I’m building. M960’s would be great but would take what I can get! Must be good ones... kids aboard this new build and clearly the brakes are important! Thanks a lot

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:02 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 10324
Location: New Forest, UK
Having played similar games on touring tandems, give Magura rim brakes a thought. The big advantage is that they have no losses or sponginess from that long run of cable to the back.
With HS22s, we managed to pull up a loaded touring tandem, with child trailer down a 25% hill in Devon, while torrential rain washed 10cm of water down the road.
V's didn't feel nearly as secure and always needed a LOT of lever pressure by comparison.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:47 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Posts: 361
Agree with the above suggestion.
Magura HS22/33 would be my choice.
Way more powerful over V's especially for the rear, and once fitted and set up correctly are almost zero maintenance.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 6:11 pm
Posts: 81
I have just listed these on ebay, in very good condition , please see photos ... 1555.l2649

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