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#12 out of 122 Brakes
Brand: Avid



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  • Slaven131
    *****

    For the $$$, these are great brakes!

    Pros
    Superior stopping power, Easy to engage, Simple Set-up, Inexpensive

    Cons
    none

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  • loonyone
    *****

    I have these on three bikes that still use rim brakes. Super-dependable, super-predictable rim brakes. Avid V-brakes are light years ahead of any other on the market.

    Pros
    Ease of rim brake set up
    Great stopping power and modulation

    Cons
    Really? There are none. Threes best rim brake on tha market

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  • jbelmont
    *****

    Cheap and easy to use. Setup is crucial for quiet braking.

    Pros
    Run the magnesium versions on the back of my steelhardtail. When paired with a strong disc brake for front end braking makes a very strong combo.

    Cons
    Bad in the wet use koolstop salmon pads to regain great traction even in the wet.

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  • vbyfif
    ****

    I ended up using an old canti brake trick to get them adjusted - I coated all the washers, spacers threads and pads in beeswax. The was helps everything slide against each other more smoothly while moving stuff around, then holds all the bits in place while you tighten it down (plus I like the smell). I am on my 3rd set of pads on these and they are not going to be taken off even though I have a set of Avid BB7's in my parts bin doing nothing.

    Pros
    Cheap compared to discs, quiet once I got them adjusted, flawless braking except in the worst conditions

    Cons
    Adjustment was tricky

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  • Juan_Gear
    ***

    Pros
    They came off the bike easy, fit well in spare parts drawer

    Cons
    Was like canti's hard to adjust well, pads super hard wet ride sucked

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