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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:35 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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I need a set of V-Brakes for a bike i'm building for the missus.

Apart from not having 'Shimano Deore XT' written all over them what's wrong with these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tektro-RM4-Alloy-V-brakes-PAIR-NEW-Black-Cycle-Bike-/130458951070?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&hash=item1e5ff59d9e#ht_500wt_860

They'll do for a budget run about build surely. I'm wanting to build up this bike on a budget, taking parts from my parts bin. Planning to make a bike that is not seen as a target for thieves hehe

?

Thanks in advance for your valued opinions ladies.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:44 am 
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Trebz wrote:
Apart from not having 'Shimano Deore XT' written all over them what's wrong with these:



Nowt :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:51 am 
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probably nothing wrong with them at all.

Can't comment on performance cos I've never used them. One thing to bare in mind, is that you might get more out of them, if you run a better pad. The pads in the pic, don't look like they'd be up to too much, and probably more designed for BMX, judging by their (short) size.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:07 pm 
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For about £10.00 more you could buy two pairs of Shimano Deore with long cartridge style brake pads: http://www.parker-international.co.uk/13869/Shimano-Deore-M590-V-Brake-.html?referrer=froogle&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid13869. Four brake pads will likely cost more than £10.00.

I have a set of these and the matching M590 levers and I'm really pleased with them, nice finish, lightweight, really good stopping power and a doddle to set up.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:22 am 
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i would try and get a 2nd hand set of Avid single digit 5's or 7's even better...i picked up a set of speed dial levers and 7 brakes for £14 ! one , brake was duff but still levers and a brake then a refund for the duff one ended up being £7.00 total :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Flex :? the cheap versions flex when you pull the levers.Same goes for cheap levers.
Its noticeably better when you fit XT levers to LX v's in place of the LX servo wake levers.


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