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Old 2006-12-07, 03:53 AM   #16
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At moab im going to go around at night and coat everyones rims in tar, the next day they will have no modulation and lots of noise.
Ha, they will be flying down a hill at 20mph then tap the brake and fly.
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Old 2006-12-07, 03:54 AM   #17
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Ha, they will be flying down a hill at 20mph then tap the brake and fly.
Fly into a lawyer and sue Evan probably, now that we know who is going to do it.

It would still be funny to see that, *tap* Aaaaaaaaaah!
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Old 2006-12-07, 12:24 PM   #18
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I think munis should come with v brakes.
I'm kind of undecided on this.

V-brakes are okay on 29ers, but with a super fat tyre on a muni, some people find they rub on their legs. It's partly about mount placement, but also leg shape/length makes a big difference. Also, if you hop a lot seat out front, they can get a bit in the way. Having said that, Joe McLeans 26" didn't seem to have any problems with this, I think because of better brake mount placement.

They have a big advantage that it isn't anywhere near so easy to destroy the cable / fittings as a magura hose. It is possible to crash hard on the wiggly bend bit that the cable goes into and break that though. They also have the advantage that cables are lightweight and can be replaced whilst on the trail, without carrying fluid around with you. I've been on several rides with magura riders where they've pulled out the hose and had no brake for the rest of the ride.

In terms of modulation and stuff, v brakes seem very similar when setup well.

If only there was a sensible way to fit a cable disc brake to munis, that'd seem like the obvious nice thing to do.

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Old 2006-12-07, 12:42 PM   #19
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It is possible to crash hard on the wiggly bend bit that the cable goes into and break that though.
Actual part name is a "Noodle".
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Old 2006-12-07, 02:59 PM   #20
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Monty sells an adaptor so you can feet V's in magura fittings, and they are cheap (sorry I can`t find them in their web). They are two screws with the V's mounts.

Also other brands have got adaptors:
http://www.heatsinkbikes.com/?p=veeadapters

and woodward also:

http://www.woodmancomponents.com/cat...at=brk&lang=en


Monty also sells a V' brakes witch are taller than normal V's ( they use them for cheap trials bike) The pads aren´t good but the levers will feet a 3.0 tire.



V's are cheaper and easier to adjust than magura.
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Old 2006-12-07, 08:29 PM   #21
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It werid that maguras are the standard for unicycle brakes. The main addvantage to maggies is thier vice-like grip on a rim for the ultimate trials bike lock. Which is what unicyclers never want, Unicyclers need modulation. Though it would require a special hub, For the best modulation a disc is the way to go. No leg bumping of any kind there.
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Old 2006-12-07, 08:37 PM   #22
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Maguras on unis are silent though.
Yeah you realy think so?
Search for some MUNI footage from Kris Holm.
His Magura's squick like hell sometimes.

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It werid that maguras are the standard for unicycle brakes. The main addvantage to maggies is thier vice-like grip on a rim for the ultimate trials bike lock. Which is what unicyclers never want, Unicyclers need modulation. Though it would require a special hub, For the best modulation a disc is the way to go. No leg bumping of any kind there.

you would need some kind of guard though or it would get smashed on a muni. Someone mentioned in another thread that when you ride skinnies it is not uncommon to fall to the side where you would land on the disc.
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Search for some MUNI footage from Kris Holm.
His Magura's squick like hell sometimes.

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I guess it depends on the setup. My maguras on my kh muni dont make noise.
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Old 2006-12-07, 08:47 PM   #24
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you would need some kind of guard though or it would get smashed on a muni. Someone mentioned in another thread that when you ride skinnies it is not uncommon to fall to the side where you would land on the disc.

I guess it depends on the setup. My maguras on my kh muni dont make noise.
yeah well a guard would be really really easy to make.
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Old 2006-12-07, 11:11 PM   #25
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Trialsin, has some special brake pads especialy made for V brakes. They are made out of the same stuff they use for their special mag pads, so they would probably be really good, maybe too good though.
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