Dunno what brakes you have at the moment, but if they are cantis in good condition (and cabling also) and inadequate bite / stopping power is the issue then 99% of the time you will get vastly improved performance if the straddle wire can be shorten as far as it can clear the tyres/mudguards. The 1%, figuratively speaking, accounts for cantis with unusually wide profile.The brakes on my 2011 kona jake are utter poop, even combined with the good kool stop brake pads I have added - what experiences do you have with difference brakes?
I am sorry Montage but if you had told me they are Kore Sport (like pic below in profile?) I would have been able to tell you that adjustment is pointless... I am afraid it has the profile I said won't work in my earlier post above.Mini Vs seem to have great reviews all round - with the only issue seeming to be mud clearance. After my last cyclocross race, I'm going to be building up a singlespeed for really muddy races next year (quite fancy an on one disc braked machine - it just makes sense!) , so lack of mud clearance on this bike isn't much of an issue.
They have got to be better than these kore sport calipers I am running at the moment - I've tried all sorts of adjustment, increasing and decreasing the mechanical advantage etc, with no joy
hmm not student loan friendly - but I'll be looking into them if the £20 mini Vs turn out to be crap - nothing worse than buying a bunch of different brakes for £20 + when you could have just spent £140 in the first place.You can get them for cca £140 but Christ they're so much better than anything else I've tried.