Mini V-brakes vs dual-pivot calipers

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by akaspin


How mini v-brakes can be compared with dual-pivot calipers in terms of modulation and braking power?
I have a very interesting offer for carbon frame. But this frame accept only TT-style v-brakes (under BB).

​​​​​​​Thanks for advance!

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by Mr.Gib

Mini V brakes can be extremely powerful. The most powerful brakes I have ever felt (new pad and new rim), matching disc brakes for stopping power with light finger effort. However modulation is a challenge and requires a skillful touch. Those who are talented will get used to them immediately. I have used them with both Sram and Shimano levers and they have always been excellent. They are difficult to set up - getting the pad to contact the rim perfectly takes some work.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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