We're still closed to the public for in store purchases but are shipping parts usually same or next day. If you'd like to pick up your order here, select "Pick it up at Rivendell" and give us a ring when you're 20 minutes out. Operators are standing by to help with bike and frame purchases, although those may take awhile to ship.

Brakes - Linear Pull

V-brakes are the most powerful rim brakes of all time, which means they're the most powerful brakes you can put on a bike. More power, yes, than hub-disc brakes. Easy to set up and maintain, easy to source replacement pads for, good all-around. 

Deore V: Shimano's best-value line, and these brakes are just--as good as brakes need to be.

XT V: A notch above Deore, no better mechanically, but slicker brake pad holders and finish.