View Poll Results: Do Vee brakes work as well when wet ?

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    Poll ...........

    Do vee brakes work as well when wet ?

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    As well as what?

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    Do you need a poll for this? Go ride your old bike through a puddle!
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    F@cking elistists.

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    I wonder what brought this on?
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    dont get it.

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    as well as what? which v-brakes? which pads? which levers? what condition are teh cables and housing in? how are the rim braking surfaces? etcetc

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    It depends on quite a lot, actually.
    Is it wet, cold, and snowy? Is it monsoon rains? Is it raining on a downhill ride? Are you going long stretches without touching the brakes? Are you racing and unable to afford a few seconds of deceleration in corners? V's don't work too well in any of the aforementioned situations.

    Now, things like light rain, splashing through water on the trail (up to the size of some small creeks), or even heavier rainfall where you are braking regularly and keeping the pads and rims clean won't really degrade braking performance...However, this kind of riding will wear out your pads quicker. But, my experience is that braking won't be too much affected in these kind of conditions.

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    When it's wet not puddles but in the rain Vs stop just as well as disc, but the lag time for the pad/rim to get dry and power apply can be a roll of the dice. It's not a good feeling IMO.

    One thing I like about wet Vs is that there's more feel/ feedback to the lever when the rim start slipping.

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    I said yes
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I said "no" but I now ride disc only and would never go back especially because of this issue. When I ran Vss brakes I even ran ceramic rims. That did help a lot in the wet, but still not as good as disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    I said yes
    I said yes too. I took my promax v brakes to whistler on my NEXT Power Climber. It was really wet and they stopped me every time!


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    The question wasn't do they work in wet. He wants to know if they work as well as disc brakes. I know for a fact they dont. I live in a wet climate and you just dont stop as fast when your rims are covered with water or mud, as you do with disc brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dremer03
    The question wasn't do they work in wet. He wants to know if they work as well as disc brakes. I know for a fact they dont. I live in a wet climate and you just dont stop as fast when your rims are covered with water or mud, as you do with disc brakes.

    Pretty sure his question is do v's work as well in the wet - there is ZERO mention of discs in his query. Everyone is just ASSuming.

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    c'mon people!! we need 40 more 'yes' votes!!

    that way, the next time there's the 'V's vs. discs' thread we can point them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    c'mon people!! we need 40 more 'yes' votes!!

    that way, the next time there's the 'V's vs. discs' thread we can point them here.



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