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What Is The Ultimate Vee Setup?

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Well, my vees are going to crap, i want to hear what all your favorite setups are. Just name the calipers, pads, booster (if present), adapters, lever and cable.

Thanks in advance.

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When I had my vee, by far the best setup I had was shimano LX arms (non linkage). Shimano st5 cable or whatever its called, its basicely 5mm gear cable that allows brake inner to fit in. Its pretty much Odyssy linear slic cable but you can buy it in 15 meter lengths and I found it to be much smoother.

I used an SD7 lever (the speed dial adjustment is REALLY useful!) and I used my own joypad material in rockpad backings (http://cgi.ebay.com/2-X-3-X-24-URETH...3286.m20.l1116)

No other pad came close to that, but I can't wait to try the TNN LGV pads when they come out!

I also had an XTR booster (deffo needed if you want the uber hold a vee can give)

man I miss that brake!

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My rear Vee is fantastic at the moment. I have Avid Ultimate arms with Heatsink CNC backing which currently have TNN LGM refills in. I have an SD7 lever and have a Gusset Linear cable with just a cheapy inner.

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Ok, thanks, what grind yall using with these setups?

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Right now I'm running SD ti levers with shimano cable and Avid SD5 arms with Heatsink Whites. Seems to be working pretty good. Just need to get some Heatsink adaptors and a booster and some new pads for the front. ( Running cheap Moe pads)

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SD ti levers? Where do you get those?

Right now I'm running SD ti levers with shimano cable and Avid SD5 arms with Heatsink Whites. Seems to be working pretty good. Just need to get some Heatsink adaptors and a booster and some new pads for the front. ( Running cheap Moe pads)

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I was running

XTR levers

SD Ti Vees

Heatsink red pads

Nokon cables

no booster

Medium/light grind

It was amazing, the hold was phenomenal, the best setup I've ever run. I miss that brake so much. The only thing I wanted to add to that setup was an old carbon XTR booster but never managed to get hold of one. For the ultimate setup all I'd change would have been Avid Ultimate vees!

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SD ti levers? Where do you get those?

I don't think they make them anymore, but look for them and you might find them. I got mine pretty cheap. I have an extra right side lever I might trade for something.

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I used an SD7 lever (the speed dial adjustment is REALLY useful!)

They are amazing, I'm tempted to throw off my Hope mini just so I could use that lever

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avid ultimate calipers

XTR lever

XTR cables (inner cable is random, I change them every 2 months)

heatsink adapters

rockpads

echo booster

hold is super, bite is not as sharp as a magura unless you make a really harsh grind

and its silent with booster.....I miss the sound of magura.....without the booster it doesnt hold that well and its pointless then

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I noticed my rear brake was slipping today. ( my front always slips lol) So do you reccomend getting a booster? My frame is a Zhi ZM2 if that helps. Probably go for a light booster as my bike is already heavy enough. lol

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SD7 lever SD7 arms Inspired fat pads Oddysey cable, heatsink adaptors and anodized rim ftwwwww.

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Ultimate arms, sd7 lever, random cable and old plaz CRVs. Taht's the setup Beau used and that was crazy. Would even hold and bite for that big b*****d! :P

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SD7 arms, Just a Standard Onza lever and cable (Will be changing to SD7 lever soon), and plaz pads.

/Enough bite for me :)

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Not sure what the setup is, however jonny mc's front vee is amazing!

Its not loud like most, its not scarily bitey either, but you can trust it and it dosent slip at all and works in any weather.

not sure on the vee setup its self as looks like some halfords bodge, however hes running rock pads on a light grind. if i went vee that would have to be my setup deffo.

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Ultimate arms, sd7 lever, random cable and old plaz CRVs. Taht's the setup Beau used and that was crazy. Would even hold and bite for that big b*****d! :P

Im running crv's too, cant fault them, theyre nice and sharp and hold really well, so long as its not wet.

I noticed my rear brake was slipping today. ( my front always slips lol) So do you reccomend getting a booster? My frame is a Zhi ZM2 if that helps. Probably go for a light booster as my bike is already heavy enough. lol

Depends, does your lever feel spongy? If not maybe its the pads?

Im currently running Deore vees front and rear, XT levers and clarkes cables (althouth i would have got XTR if i could at the time). All weather pads on front, crv on rear. Ive never felt the need to have a booster, so long as you have decent pads set up well it should be fine (Y)

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Im running crv's too, cant fault them, theyre nice and sharp and hold really well, so long as its not wet.

Depends, does your lever feel spongy? If not maybe its the pads?

Im currently running Deore vees front and rear, XT levers and clarkes cables (althouth i would have got XTR if i could at the time). All weather pads on front, crv on rear. Ive never felt the need to have a booster, so long as you have decent pads set up well it should be fine (Y)

Well I'm running Heatsink snowies so I wouldn't think it would be the pads.

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Well I'm running Heatsink snowies so I wouldn't think it would be the pads.

Cool, are you running a grind or anything? If not try giving the rim a good clean, that usually brings some of the performance back.

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Cool, are you running a grind or anything? If not try giving the rim a good clean, that usually brings some of the performance back.

Running a grind. Might be smart to give a clean though. What's the best thing to clean it with? Rubbing alcohol?

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Running a grind. Might be smart to give a clean though. What's the best thing to clean it with? Rubbing alcohol?

A wire brush. Run it down the grind(from the very top of the rim towards the hub). That normally cleans it up nicely, and sharpens your grind too.

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xt ( no parallel push ) , xtr lever, tnn lgm pads, odyssey linear slic cable

thats a kinda theoretical setup...best bits from all the vee setups ive used :)

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xt arms - wrangler pads - jagwire cable - avid FR5 lever

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Avid SD7 lever,

Jagwire cable,

Avid Ultimate arms,

Heatsink V-daptors,

Heatsink CNC'd backings,

Heatsink red brake material,

Light grind..

This brake has so much hold (:

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Running a grind. Might be smart to give a clean though. What's the best thing to clean it with? Rubbing alcohol?

Sort of depends how dirty it is. Last time i cleaned mine i just wetted a bit of kitchen roll with water and rubbed the rim surfice to clean the dust off. This did the trick.

Other than that any grease removal product should do a decent job, just make sure you clean it off the rim after.

I dont have a grind though, that wire brush idea seemed to make sense so maybe give that a try.

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Yeah, I used the wire brush and some alcohol and it worked good. Only problem is I had to take my pad off to readjust it and now I can't get my pads lined up again. If I got some Heatsink adaptors would it be a ton easier to adjust and line up then the Zhi ones I'm using?

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