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    Tektro Quartz MT14 brakes at Price Point - yea or nay?

    Tried posting this in Brake Time but it keeps getting a system error so I'm posting here.

    The hole where the cable attachment screw stripped out on my boy's Trek 220 and I need a new rear V brake or at least the arm. The brakes on his bike are total junk. They're mushy and no amount of adjustment gives them any degree of power. I suspect the cables are made of rubber bands but I wouldn't discount that the arms are flexing though i can't see that they are.

    I'm thinking about replacing the brakes completely. I don't want to spend $80 or so on Shimano's or Avids and I saw this complete set at Price Point for $35. He'll only be on this bike this year but he does ride twice a week on up to intermediate level trails so he needs half decent brakes.

    I'm wondering if anybody's familier with them and can tell me if they're okay or junk?

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/137...Levers-Set.htm

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    You can get a set of Avids for cheaper, and they should be better quality too.


    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/114-Brakes+Rim.aspx

    Edit: Well, without levers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beeristasty
    You can get a set of Avids for cheaper, and they should be better quality too.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/114-Brakes+Rim.aspx

    Edit: Well, without levers.
    I found them last evening and ordered a set!

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