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    V Brake Pad Upgrade

    My kids just got Specialized A1 FSR 24" bikes that have Tektro V-brakes. The hubs aren't disc compatible, so I'm wondering if it is possible to upgrade the brake shoes and keep the Tektro brakes or if we'd be better off replacing them entirely.

    Fred

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    Good quality cables and housing will make a huge difference for any cable activated brakes (disc or rim), you can also upgrade to some Kool Stop brake pads for a little extra brake bite.

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    Use XTR brake wire for rear, it has very less friction. My friend use it and the rear brake is as light as the front.

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