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    Levers for cantis?

    Is v-brake levers compatible for cantis or do I have to spring for canti-specific flat bar levers?

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    A few levers will work with either, but the majority of v brake levers will not work very well with cantilever brakes, the leverage would be odd...you'd have to squeeze them really hard to stop.

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    Yes you'll have to spring for....

    something one way or the other. As noted the leverage ratio of v brake levers is wrong for cantilever brakes.

    There are devices out there like the "Travel Agent" that will allow the use if Canti brake levers with V-brakes. Unfortunately these devices don't work the other way around, using V-brake levers with cantilever brakes.

    So, yup if you want them to work right you'll need levers specifically for canti brakes.

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