Paul Motolites - still good?-
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  1. #1
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    Paul Motolites - still good?

    Most people speak highly of them but the reviews are quite old now.
    Are they still considered to be good in the world of rim brakes?

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    i had a set of them for awhile, they worked quite well with a nice, smooth feel at the lever and easy wheel removal.
    i stopped using them because i had a bike with horizontal drops, and the pad adjustment was trickier than it is with most v-brakes, and horizontal drops often require some fudging around with the brake pads after wheel removal.
    they are still a great choice if you have vertical drops, but in my opinion if you are willing to shell out the cash for great rim brakes, go with avid sd-ultimates.

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    Good point - thanks.
    I will have horizontal dropouts too - and a flip-flop hub for on/off road duties, so I dare say the wheel will be in and out quite often - didn't think of that.

    So I should be looking for a set of brakes that are easy to adjust then??

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    I have a Cane Creek on oen of my bikes(rear only, disc front) and it is wonderful. Love not having the noodle. I would get a set of cane creek with whatever levers you fancy.

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    I'm with Uphiller. I used them on my bike with horizontal drops, and their setup is more difficult than most other V-brakes.

    If you're going to spend that much, go for the Avid Ultimates. If you want to save some dough, I think the Shimano parallel push brakes - such as XTR or XT - are the easiest to set up.

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