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i crurently have been having a debate with my friend and was wondering if any one could help me out we both like maguras as they work well but was wondering if you got a really mint v brake like an avid single digit ti if the v brake was set up properly would it be able to out perform the magura? looking forward to your replies

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A well set up V-brake could be seriously immense, i think Ali C won a world championship round with a v-brake. Although at the same time a well set up magura could be just as good.

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maguras are normally alot stronger and wont let you down as much as V's but when V's are set up welll on a decent rim and pads, there still VERY good!

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both brakes can be good, but they have different charactistics.

A maggie seems to have more bite, they pull the same no matter how much the cable is restricted and there are more frames to suit them.

They dont seem to have as much hold as a v brake, the spring tension is non adjustable (used to give me super bad arm pump) spairs are harder to get and they are harder to set up.

A vee has bite, but not the same as a maggie, they are quiet and it takes a fraction longer to lock (I mean a FRACTION!), this suites me as it means I can ride smooth and manual and stuff. However, they are IMMENSE backwards (where it matters most in my eyes) I find it vrey hard to make my brake slip backwards

The springs are adjustable, the power and lever feel is adjustable, the pads dont wobble so they last longer and dont wear uneavenly. They are super easy to setup and you can buy spairs in any bikeshop in the world.

shame there are not more frames with vee mounts.

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a good set of V's are far better than a bad set of maggies. but its up to you

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I would run a v on the front but not on the back as i would be scared of it slipping for example when im on a wall.

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you obviously havnt tried a good rear vee then.

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Both brakes are equaly as good as each other because when they are set up right they are both brilliant brakes although i ride with a maggie as it looks better and i prefer the feeling of the maggie (Y)

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jus got my magura's set up reli sweet been bled recently and my new pads are just wearing in really nice to ride with think maguras for me personally (Y)

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I think that maguras are better and I use them for one good reason if you are gapping a 7 foot gap and landing on a wall it isnt very nice when your brake cable snaps as you hit the wall as I have seen hapen to people before ill try and get you a video of it

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generally the maguras are better but also they look sweet

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I love a descent Magura set-up, just because of the fact that if bled and fitted right they are very sharp. Also you dont get any cable stretch. I love my Maguras, although my V setup on my Mission is as perfect as i can get it. Both good, but maguras all the way mate :D

PS. A rim grind and a nice set of blocks on Maggies will make sure you dont slip on a wall or anything ;)

Edited by Grizzly

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both brakes can be good, but they have different charactistics.

A maggie seems to have more bite, they pull the same no matter how much the cable is restricted and there are more frames to suit them.

They dont seem to have as much hold as a v brake, the spring tension is non adjustable (used to give me super bad arm pump) spairs are harder to get and they are harder to set up.

A vee has bite, but not the same as a maggie, they are quiet and it takes a fraction longer to lock (I mean a FRACTION!), this suites me as it means I can ride smooth and manual and stuff. However, they are IMMENSE backwards (where it matters most in my eyes) I find it vrey hard to make my brake slip backwards

The springs are adjustable, the power and lever feel is adjustable, the pads dont wobble so they last longer and dont wear uneavenly. They are super easy to setup and you can buy spairs in any bikeshop in the world.

shame there are not more frames with vee mounts.

maggie's dont have cables haha. but i do understand your point, although a well set up magura, i feel, will still out proform a wel set up vee brake, even if the vees are more practical, bits are easy to get hold of and they can be cheap.

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I bet you any amount of money my vee has more hold than any maggie out B)

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