Tag: brakes

  • Braking…Pivot Points

    Braking…Pivot Points

    from Rookie’s keyboard Hello, friends Today, we are going to talk about pivot points and bicycle brakes. There are two types – single pivot (SP) and dual pivot (DP) brakes. SP are caliper rim brakes equipped with brake arms rotating around one (shared) pivot point. You can find them on retro road bikes as well…

  • Mini Vs and Cantis – Brothers From Different Mothers

    Mini Vs and Cantis – Brothers From Different Mothers

    From Rookie’s Keyboard, Hello, friends Yesterday, I received my first rookiejournal e-mail after starting this blog not so long ago. A reader was thanking me for my post on V-brakes and cantilevers. Thank you, bro for the positive feedback and giving me an idea for another post.  Today, I am going to compare a less-known…

  • Let’s talk about V-brakes and Cantis

    Let’s talk about V-brakes and Cantis

    Hello, friends  Today, I will talk about V-brakes and cantilever brakes – the two most popular rim brakes found on cyclocross, entry-level MTBs, touring, and commuting bicycles. Let’s start with the similarities between the two. On top of my head, I can list the following: However, there are MAJOR dissimilarities between the two that every cycling guru must be aware…