Quality Bicycle Products Travel Agent Brake System

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00


Product Description

Quality Bicycle Products Travel Agent


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by The Weebs a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2002

Strengths:    Its shiny?

Weaknesses:    Works until you get it muddy.

Bottom Line:   
Thought I would try to use this thing as a friction reducer since my levers had no return spring. It was a pain to set up and as soon as it got muddy it jammed up. Well I suppose if you look close at it that makes sense. The part or "L" that the pully is mounted to is so close to it that a little grit will lock it up. It actually makes grinding noises! Took it off and threw it away.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Litespeed, XTR, Precision Billet V's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Strengths:    simplicity & bullet proof

Weaknesses:    no barrel adjusters, pain in the ass to set up well, bearings tighten up after a couple of months in bad new england commuting

Bottom Line:   
Good product that allows road shifters with V-Brakes. These feel a little mushy, and I use boosters fron and back. Plus, there are no barrel adjusters on either the levers or the travel agent, so fine tuning is done at the brake. The wire gets frayed after a couple of pad changes. Minor annoyances for a product that well.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $18.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   mtnbike set up w/ a 105 drivetrain and drops w/ STI levers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Karen Mesikapp a Cross Country Rider from Ignacio, CO

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2001

Strengths:    Works great! I had one-piece brake/shift levers and didn't want to replace them; the Travel Agents made my brakes work as good as high-class v-brakes.

Weaknesses:    None that I noticed

Bottom Line:   
I bought a newer, more expensive bike with real v-brakes, and they suck. The old bike with the Travel Agents gave much better braking performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Old Lime Creek

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   mail order

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock Trek 7000, several years old

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pointblank a Cross Country Rider from Fremont, Ca.

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2000

Strengths:    Easy to Install, Works with cantilever brake levers on V-brake arms

Weaknesses:    Adds a little weight

Bottom Line:   
This product works when using your old cantilever levers with V-Breaks by effectively shortening the pull on you levers to approximately half. Also can be used as a friction reducer for you existing V-brake set-up by eliminating the friction through the noodle with a pulley and bearing.

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Favorite Trail:   Mission Peak

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Noodle

Bike Setup:   Bontrager OR Racelite, Z4 Bomber, XTR Drivetrain, Lx Cranks, King Headset, Bontrager Racelite Rims,..

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John Bjeke a Weekend Warrior from Eden Prairie, MN

Date Reviewed: September 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Works Great and easy to assemble.


Weaknesses:    
The right pad has slightly delayed contact. Might be an easy fix, but don't know what to do.


Bottom Line:   
This was the best way to get aroud the lever problem because my shifters and brake levers are married.

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Favorite Trail:   
The Farm

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
This was on a schwinn Frontier (98) with '97 RST Delta TL and Shimano acera v-brakes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chump D a weekend warrior from WA

Date Reviewed: February 11, 1999

Bottom Line:   


This little product lets you use non-V levers with V-brakes and works wonderfully well. If you have integrated shifters/levers and don't want to spend $100+ for a new system, just get two of these babies. They really do work well. I've got an LX on the rear and Avid 2.0 on the front with my old '95 STX levers pulling them. They work amazingly well, considering the low price.

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