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    NedwannaB
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    Rigid fork brake Q?

    Looking at a 700c (i.e. cx) Kona Project ll fork in my lbs today and was contemplating putting one on my ss. The bosses look like they could take an xtr v-brake set up aswell. Any chance this being true?

    Thanks in advance.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Bike Dork
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    If the fork is meant for a 700c wheel, v-brakes or cantilever brakes will work on it. Just double check that isn't meant for 26" wheels or the brake pads won't line up with the rim.

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    NedwannaB
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin3kal
    If the fork is meant for a 700c wheel, v-brakes or cantilever brakes will work on it. Just double check that isn't meant for 26" wheels or the brake pads won't line up with the rim.
    It's a 700c specific fork. Unfortunately the lbs employee couldn't confirm either type brake would work. So I checked it up against a couple bikes, a cx w/ cantis and hybrid w/ V's, and the bosses seemed to be lined up similar.

    Reason for question is I run a disc cx wheelset on my 26" mtb but wanted a little more tire. I found a Panracer Fire Cross 700 x 45's but thought they might be a little too tall to fit in the F80 fork. So was thinking I'd switch to a rigid steel or carbon fork. Mounted it and turns out it fits on the suspension
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