Tektro 720

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marko
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by marko

Had to abandon the V brake set up (sorry Elmer) for the 720's and man does that set up rock. Very good.

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BMOLLOY
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by BMOLLOY

I have the 720's as well (161g/wheel if anyone is wondering). Great stopping power but..... I have caught my foot on them several times mounting/dismounting, causing the brake to go into the spokes. All that stopping power comes with LONG arms. Has anyone else had this issue?

marko
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by marko

How much longer than the other similar arms. Alot run spooky and paul, but I can't picture them length wise.

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by eurperg

I just measured, the arms ends about 82mm from the pads.

Great brakes compared to Tektro Oryx at least..
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spaniardclimber
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by spaniardclimber

Do they offer toe in adjustment? I'm looking for easy setup brakes.

marko
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by marko

Yes, very easy to set up and change toe.

rabo16
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by rabo16

"Had to abandon the V brake set up"
Can you elaborate on the disadvantages of mini V's?

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by HH

BMOLLOY wrote:I have the 720's as well (161g/wheel if anyone is wondering). Great stopping power but..... I have caught my foot on them several times mounting/dismounting, causing the brake to go into the spokes. All that stopping power comes with LONG arms. Has anyone else had this issue?


I installed at 720 on the front only, leaving my low profile Avoid Shorty 4 on the back. Only really need the extra stopping power up front.

marko
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by marko

The V brake is very strong, but with road brake levers you need to install them very close to the brakes or purchase the round travel agent. As it's right where all the gunk is, I just didn't like that idea. For touring they would be sweet. I too went with the 720 and did put my Avid in the rear as I wacked it with my knee--once, and that was a good lesson.

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