Repurposing an older Kona Jake the Snake

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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Mr.Gib
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by Mr.Gib

Yup, mini V's are the way to go. I second the TRP suggestion.

I have an old Trek XO cross bike with an Easton cross fork and love the handling. However the bike was completely unusable with cantilever brakes. I could choose between being bucked off due to extreme shudder or crashing into stuff due to silly brake pad toe-in and zero stopping power. Switched to mini V's and was blown away by the stopping power. Like it so much I prefer it as my gravel bike over my disc Boone. Modulation requires a talented hand but I'm sure you have the skillz.
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.

mattr
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by mattr

Only issue with mini vs is the mud clearance.
But for gravel riding, probably not an issue.

by Weenie


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