Velocity Brake Booster Brake Booster

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)


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Velocity Brake Booster


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OZ-TRAIL-YAAAAAA! a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2003

Strengths:    It stops my seat stays from flexing under breaks.
It adds heaps of power to my breaks.
It looks kinda cool.


Weaknesses:    Zero, Zip, Zilch.

Bottom Line:   
If you're running Vees and you want more power, shell out for some 'o' these and enjoy.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Cootha

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Astro Bike

Similar Products Used:   I Dunno.. I played a game of horseshoes once? Does this count?

Bike Setup:   Old Avanti HT, '00 Judys, mainly LX groupo, Velocity Synergy Rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by roger ramjet a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2002

Strengths:    cross drilling makes it look cool. makes rear much stronger on my KHS softtail...excellent value. I reckon LX v-brakes with booster are smae price as XT ybrakes alone, but much stronger

Weaknesses:    not as pretty as other boosters

Bottom Line:   
i'd like to compare my brakes with Cables. V-brakes and booster are very strong. if you have v-brakes you simply must buy a booster (at least for the rear!)

Amazing perforamnce imporvment for only a few peasos

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Favorite Trail:   Stromlo (mountain/forest whatever)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Maladjusted bikes

Similar Products Used:   nil

Bike Setup:   KHS softail, Bomber MXR's, xt stuff, ritchey stuff

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by zac a weekend warrior from perth WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 18, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I got the brake booster yesterday and I would like to say I love this thing it made my rear stays on my joshuaX1 So much stiffer. This product rules. It was a bit expensive compared to other. What it lackes in cheapness it gains in being the best product.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Robert a weekend warrior from Newcastle, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 29, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I run Velocity brake boosters front and rear on my 96 GT LTS3, which came stock with Alivio cantis. With the addition of Kool Stop pads the braking has improved dramatically, although they do begin to fade (like all brakes) on super steep downhills. All in all, I like em!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Woody a cross-country rider from Wollongong

Date Reviewed: October 6, 1996

Bottom Line:   


Velocity brake boosters are the only type of booster it is worth spending money on if
you want some extra grunt from your cantilever brakes, even though it is nearly the most expensive one
you can get. I've been using one on the front and rear of my giant for two years and
would never have a bike without them. One other good thing is that they actually start to feel
like hydraulics, find that hard to believe hey? Well it's true.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Nick a cross-country rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: June 14, 1996

Bottom Line:   


I have been using a Velocity Brake booster on my rear brake and it has changed the feel of the brake making it feel much stiffer. This addition increased rear braking power on my bike considerably.

Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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Please recommend a decent V-Brake Booster

My XTR V-brakes are visibly flexing the seat-stays my 01' Cannondale F600. I think i need a booster, but i cant find any brake boosters for sale in my price range that dont look like junk. 1) know any good stiff boosters for sale priced under $45? 2) will a trials-bike boosters work/fit on a ... Read More »

DKG Strong Arm brake booster concentric adjuster

Anyone got an extra one hanging around the parts bin? I have a nice red ano booster that I must say is destined for greatness ....but for one small flaw: I've only got one of the rotatable pre-load washer/adjuster bits. I'll call up DKG this week, but thought it would be worth asking here to ... Read More »

ID this brake booster? Astronaut Blue Ano

[IMG]http://www.flickr.com/photos/61176747@N06/6155591557/[/IMG] Can anyone ID these brake boosters? They have no name or numbers and the only etching is the moon man astronaut. They are CNC'd and Alu. [IMG]http://flic.kr/p/anX1UV[/IMG]Read More »

Brake booster

Anyone ever try one of these: [url]http://www.sidetrak.com/eng_title.html[/url] Supposedly you can use cantilever levers with V-Brakes. They look much simpler than a Travel Agent. [IMG]http://i553.photobucket.com/albums/jj396/cs1sales/bpb.jpg[/IMG]Read More »

How do I assemble this brake booster?

A friend gave me this used brake booster for my girlfriend's bike. I wasn't able to install it. I am not sure if my friend gave me all the parts, or if I am missing something. The problem I find is that the part I labeled as "C" has a "lip" on only one side. If I install it with it pressing towa ... Read More »

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