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Anyone ever try this? The Avid manual says you have to use V levers, but my local shop guys say that the canti levers, of which I have a nice pair, should work fine.... what to believe?
 

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Endoverend! said:
Anyone ever try this? The Avid manual says you have to use V levers, but my local shop guys say that the canti levers, of which I have a nice pair, should work fine.... what to believe?
When i had the Avids i was using the XTR's with no problems. The way i look at it is if you have good quality cable pull levers you are setup. Hook it all up & go ride!
 

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Depends on the lever. Some canti levers will work, some won't. There was more variation in the amount of cable pull with canti levers than there is in v-levers.
 

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I found , in the past, that when I used canti levers w/ linear pull brakes there was no modulation - a touch of the brakes and I was skidding or OTB. There is a device used to adapt canti's to linear. I think Performance Bike or Nashbar sold this unit.
 

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JoeP said:
What about Dia Compe SS-5 MKII levers with Avid Mechs? Does anyone know if this will work?

Probably not. The SS-5 levers have the least amount of cable pull among canti levers. They would not work with most IRD rim brakes of the time because of that.
 
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