Bike and Cycling Forum > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking > V-Brakes, who misses them?



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-27-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
INTEGRATE
Senior Member
 
INTEGRATE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,837
Liked 589 Times on 400 Posts
Likes Given: 290

V-Brakes, who misses them?

Any other goof balls out there who misss them? I had some sweet single digit ultimates paired with Mavic Crossmax ceramic coating wheels, and I miss them! Love the disc brakes, but there was something about the v-brakes that kept the sport simple and fun for some reason.



__________________

Al Painter, NASM CES, PES, BA

Never attempt any new exercises mentioned in the fitness forum without a thorough evaluation from a physician, personal trainer, strength coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist or sports chiropractor. To do so without their consent, is to do them at your own risk. Riders/racers at the high school level must obtain written parental consent to request training advice via direct message.

INTEGRATE is offline  
salvage_bikes Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
rola643
TwoJ
 
rola643's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 8,939
Liked 4647 Times on 2709 Posts
Likes Given: 4482

I'm poor so I still have them mjust use trees to slow down and turn



__________________
Feel the Burn? That's the sickness and the cure!
rola643 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
Industry_Hack
Total noob (& forum admin)
 
Industry_Hack's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,875
Liked 3112 Times on 1878 Posts
Likes Given: 3247

I still use Avids.

Industry_Hack is online now  
salvage_bikes Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2012, 02:58 AM   #4
Poolie
Senior Member
 
Poolie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,952
Liked 913 Times on 495 Posts
Likes Given: 1466

Yep, I miss them. Yeah, the disk brakes will stop you scary fast, but I never really had any issues with the old style and they just worked. I have to tinker with the disks every time I take the wheels off.

__________________

Cycling... If you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.

Poolie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2012, 04:49 AM   #5
INTEGRATE
Senior Member
 
INTEGRATE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,837
Liked 589 Times on 400 Posts
Likes Given: 290

Agreed! Dialing the disc brakes in when I swap wheels is a pain. The simplicity of the V's was awesome.

__________________

Al Painter, NASM CES, PES, BA

Never attempt any new exercises mentioned in the fitness forum without a thorough evaluation from a physician, personal trainer, strength coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist or sports chiropractor. To do so without their consent, is to do them at your own risk. Riders/racers at the high school level must obtain written parental consent to request training advice via direct message.

INTEGRATE is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-28-2012, 04:51 AM   #6
INTEGRATE
Senior Member
 
INTEGRATE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,837
Liked 589 Times on 400 Posts
Likes Given: 290

Single Digit 7's were killer. Every bit as good as their BB7 discs. Especially if I kept the ceramic braking surface clean, those babies would stop on a dime.

I'm seriously considering selling the 26er so I can build one up.

__________________

Al Painter, NASM CES, PES, BA

Never attempt any new exercises mentioned in the fitness forum without a thorough evaluation from a physician, personal trainer, strength coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist or sports chiropractor. To do so without their consent, is to do them at your own risk. Riders/racers at the high school level must obtain written parental consent to request training advice via direct message.

INTEGRATE is offline  
salvage_bikes Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
kneedrachen
Moderator
 
kneedrachen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,886
Liked 4207 Times on 2287 Posts
Likes Given: 8697

I have Shimano Vs on my MTB and SRAM equivalents on my hybrid commuter as does my wife. I love em, but it stuns me how many people ride with them with the noodle out of place=brake unhooked!

__________________
Help me in the fight against stroke!
kneedrachen is online now  
INTEGRATE Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 02:06 AM   #8
Industry_Hack
Total noob (& forum admin)
 
Industry_Hack's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,875
Liked 3112 Times on 1878 Posts
Likes Given: 3247

Quote:
Originally Posted by kneedrachen View Post
I have Shimano Vs on my MTB and SRAM equivalents on my hybrid commuter as does my wife. I love em, but it stuns me how many people ride with them with the noodle out of place=brake unhooked!
It's not like they can stop and ask for help...
__________________
IndustryOutsider.com - cycling and outdoor stuff.
Interbike 2008 photos | Interbike 2009 photos | Interbike2012 photos

The Twospoke store for shirts and stuff.
Industry_Hack is online now  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
asb77
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1

Every once and a while I ride a bike that has v's on it and am suprised at how strong they are, so I kinda miss them, till I remember a ride years ago with the out of true flat spotted rear wheel hitting one pad then the other with the brakes not applied and bouncing like mad when I used them.

__________________
asb77 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-15-2012, 06:11 AM   #10
terryrossi
Junior Member
 
terryrossi's Avatar
Bikes
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Haha yeah they were simple I still love them I dislike having the mess with the disc's every time I have to take the rims off to fix a flat, as well as fixing my derailleur and bending the dropout back. Pain in the ass but eh it's whatever, keeps me busy haha



__________________
terryrossi is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No Brakes? radracer Mountain Biking 27 04-21-2013 02:42 PM
need new v brakes skycomag General Bike Discussion 0 05-15-2012 04:34 PM
Brakes Possumpoint General Bike Discussion 3 10-19-2011 11:42 PM
New brakes coiler05 Mountain Biking 10 04-28-2010 03:34 AM
Rim brakes cbman Mountain Biking 8 01-09-2010 12:55 AM