New brakes, which ones

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by NeSuR, Mar 15, 2003.

  1. NeSuR

    NeSuR New Member

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    Hi everyone

    I'm going to buy new brakes, but I don't have such a budget to buy the best ones. Currently I can't decide between 2 options:


    * Shimano BR-MC40 V-Brakes (the ones which came with the '98-'99 XTS RC group). It has servo wave action and M-type brake shoes. They look very good, but they are almost 5 years old (of course haven't been used).

    * Shimano BR-MC18 V-Brakes (the ones of the current Alivio group) with the Altus brakes levers (can't find alivio levers). No servo wave, no M type, just normal BUT they are the NEW ones (I think the came out in the 2000).

    The question is, ¿which one shuld I buy (they cost about the same)? In the 98-99, STX RC where better than Alivio, but, ¿Is still 98-99 STX RC better than 2000-2003 Alivio?

    NeSuR.
     
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  2. Frejus

    Frejus New Member

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    There are some excellent linear brakes( v brake style) other than the genuine Shimano.

    Avid and Tektro to name a couple, the good thing about these companies id that they specialise in alternative components and offer some well priced and in some cases better brake systems than Shimano themselves, and are good value for money.... they also have some good brake lever options as well.:D
     
  3. NeSuR

    NeSuR New Member

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    Thanks for your answer! These brands are hard to find here, so I finally get '99 Deore LX. I almost go over the bars when I pushed the brakes for the first time 8-|
     
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