"Linear Pull/V" or "Cantilever"

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  1. BikeyGuy

    BikeyGuy New Member

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    I'm putting together the list.

    One questions...
    For a loaded touring bike, Rocky mountain decents, which brakes will have more stopping power ?
    "Linear Pull/V" or "Cantilever" ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't think it matters ... let your shifters be your guide -- in other words, probably cantilevers ...

    FWIW. Regardless, for loaded touring in the Rockies, I think you want one of those Shimano hubs which has a DRUM brake which you will use as a THIRD, drag brake to scrub speed off during descents.

    A rear disc brake would be another option for a drag brake if your frame has disc brake mounts.
     
  3. semperfi1970

    semperfi1970 New Member

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    A v-brake is a cantilever, it is a direct pull cantilever to be exact. You will find that a direct pull canti will have the most stopping power. Search sheldon browns site for real good info.
     
  4. BikeyGuy

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  5. waldowales

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    The V brakes are less likely to interfere with racks and cargo.
     
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