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Ask Aaron: Top 10 New Products For 2012

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Sep 27, 2011
  • Updated Dec 7, 2011 at 2:08 PM UTC
Photo: Aaron Hersh

V-Brakes

Most hidden front brakes placed behind the fork are side-pull calipers with arms crossing each other. These calipers are functional, but they have less stopping power than standard calipers and are tricky to adjust. All three tri bikes that are entirely new for 2012—Wilier TwinFoil, Argon 18 E-118, BMC TM01—have V-brake front calipers. The Argon and the Wilier both use the TRP TTV brake and BMC makes their own. Many bike manufacturers are likely to follow this trend to take advantage of the V-brake’s adjustability, stopping power and ability to tuck neatly behind the fork.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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