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    The end of an era, gone but not forgotten...

    So as I was unthreading the ugly v-brake posts from my newly disc-converted stumpy, something dawned on me....2010 (year of my stumpjumper) was the last year that specialized put out a stumpjumper with rim brakes. Stumpy's came with rim brakes ever since the first year they were made in 1982. That era is truely over, kinda sad when you think about it.

    29 years, we had a good run, time to call it quits...RIP rim brakes

    -Connor

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    some things just need to come to and end....

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    I don't think i'll ever miss V's.

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    Never did like them rim melting v-brakes.

    I love me disc brakes.

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    Quick correction for the OP, the first Stumpjumper was released in 1981. My 1997 Stumpjumper Comp has V brakes, and they do a great job of slowing and stoping me every time. The biggest advantage I can see in disk brakes is for stream crossings, you don't lose the brakes because the rims are wet. I guess for downhill riding they might be better suited as well. But maintenance on the V brakes is a snap. Disks are alot harder to work on, especially if they're hydraulic. I like a low maintenance bike, that means a hard tail and V brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83stumpjumper
    But maintenance on the V brakes is a snap.
    How's that "toe-in" thing working for you? One of the main reasons I went to disk. No more squealing brakes (among a plethora of other benefits).
    Nothing but style!

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    V brakes work!

    My brakes are properly adjusted, they never make a sound. They are adjustment and worry free. Never have to bleed them either. When the day comes to replace the pads, that will be trouble free too. Disk brakes have their place, but V brakes still get the job done for my riding needs.

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    Entrenador: This thread's for you!

    (mtb V brakes seem almost quaint now, like wooden tennis rackets)
    Why?

    Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. ~ E. Abbey

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    The avid ti v-brakes i upgraded my rockhopper to are 100 times better then my avid disks on my epic.

    Just sayin'
    '02 Rockhopper Comp
    '11 Specialized Epic Comp 26

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