Brucey wrote:folk say all kinds of strange things, for example that cantis are an abomination but in the same breath Vs are OK. Well Vs are a species of canti, just a with a different shape arm and a different cable pull.
FWIW I've seen bigger variations in the MA of cantis than other sorts of brake; the great benefit is that if you know what you are doing you can have any MA you like. However in the hands of folk that don't know the details, the result is often a brake that doesn't seem to work very well whilst seeming to be a PITA to set up.
Well they are certainly an abomination to me when I'm sat in the dark and rain outside CDG airport trying to set them up correctly. Needing to get to my accommodation and have to give up and ride with them rubbing on the rim. Give me side-pulls any day. Things on bikes, IMO, should be simple. they shouldn't need to be that complicated that you have to faff about at the side of the road. Having to mess about with spacers, cables, angles etc should not be necessary. Yes I do know how to set them up.