Brake Booster for V-brakes

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Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby rifraf » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:16 pm

Might have the terminology wrong.
I'm after a U shaped product designed to minimise flex in fork and seat-stays.
I typed in Brake Booster in Wiggle with no hits so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
My skinny frame tubes on my Moulton suffer quite a bit of flex under braking and I thought I'd get around to doing something about it after all these years.
I got inspired to delve a little deeper after seeing some Magura HS33's in action.
With a separable bike, I don't want the hassle of hydraulics but a large "booster" allowing for mudguards would be nice.
Anyone seen any recently? :D
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Re: Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby RonK » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:18 pm

Try Googling "v brake booster".
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Re: Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby il padrone » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:24 pm

CRC have this one.... made out of thermoplastic :o :?

For a bit better quality (alloy) bike24 have a Magura brake booster.

They've gone off the boil a bit for MTB uses these days as everyone uses disc brakes.
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Re: Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby rifraf » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:41 pm

RonK wrote:Try Googling "v brake booster".


Due to the quality (or lack there of) of hits I thought I'd ask here in case there was other names for them



il padrone wrote:CRC have this one.... made out of thermoplastic :o :?

For a bit better quality (alloy) bike24 have a Magura brake booster.

They've gone off the boil a bit for MTB uses these days as everyone uses disc brakes.


I just this minute spotted CRC's thermoplastic version after following Ronks suggestion, but like yourself wasnt impressed with the quality.
I will indeed look at Ze German offerings - (Magura :idea: ) I was hoping for a decent brand name - thanks :!:

I see theres a few Magura ones on ebay, I'll cross reference with kindly supplied link to Bike24 prices. :D
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Re: Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:49 pm

Post up in MTB... If anyone else is like me they will have them lying around. I have a couple of XTR carbon ones downwtairs ( but don't have the fittings ) ... the XTR ones are great, weigh nothing and have heaps of clearance.
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Re: Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby rifraf » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:35 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Post up in MTB... If anyone else is like me they will have them lying around. I have a couple of XTR carbon ones downwtairs ( but don't have the fittings ) ... the XTR ones are great, weigh nothing and have heaps of clearance.

Boosters require special fittings :?: :?
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Re: Brake Booster for V-brakes

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:57 pm

Just longer bolts and special spacers ( nothing you couldn't rig up yourself though easy enough ).
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