Author Topic: Best Touring Brakes  (Read 4828 times)

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Offline swans101

Best Touring Brakes
« on: May 06, 2006, 10:22:33 am »
I'm getting my first touring bike soon and I'm interested in
hearing opinions on cantilevers vs. V-Brakes vs. disc brakes.
Thanks!


Offline swans101

Best Touring Brakes
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006, 11:15:28 am »
Sorry, I didn't realize how many discussions on this topic there
already were and now I don't know how to delete this thread.


cyclesafe

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Best Touring Brakes
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006, 11:39:31 am »
All are perfectly OK.  Discs are heavier, more complicated, more expensive, and reduce rack options, but are more effective in severely steep extremely muddy conditions and are more forgiving when a wheel is out of true.  Consensus is that cantilevers (including V brakes) are overall better suited for touring - and this is from a guy with disks!