Genetic Mini V Brake - Black

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- Short arms on Mini V-type can be used with standard pull levers including STI
- Low profile, high power and lightweight
- Great for BMX, CX and touring
- Size: 85 mm Arm
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Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
Fixed Cx Brake Judder
By Martin Downey
29 May 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consmaybe a bit basic, but performs well
Prosprice, the only mini-v I could find anywhere
I got this brake to fix a problem on my Cannondale CX9 cyclocross bike. The standard cantilever brakes juddered violently on braking due to the carbon fork flexing and stretching the brake cable tighter. This little brake fixed a big problem, and I would recommend it to anyone getting judder with centre pull canti brakes. I would have paid more for a higher spec brake, but that said this one works perfectly.
Questions & Answers (9)
Do these include the noodle?
17 Jul 2023
Hello & thank you for your enquiry.
I can confirm that the noodle is included.
Kind regards, pc 17/7/23.
Are these suitable for use with the Tektro FL750 levers?
23 Sep 2021
Thank you for your enquiry, yes they will be fine

WD 27/09/21
Is this for cantilever/drop bar levers? Thanks
09 Aug 2021
Thank you for your enquiry, yes these work with standard pull levers

WD 09/08/21
Can use with fatter tires?
27 Nov 2020
Like 700/45 or above??
Hi, we cannot confirm this as tyre width and profile will vary depending on the rim they are seated on.

JK 27.11.20
Pivot spacing
15 Nov 2020
What is the minimum distance between the brazed on frame pivots at which these brakes work and does it depend on rim width? Also, how does the brake pad orientation vary between the front and rear brakes
We don't have this information on hand and suggest contacting the manufacture directly as to what parameters they have designed the brakes for in terms of braze-on width. Pad orientation does change for front and back brakes.

JK 25.11.20
Difference between front and rear?
21 Apr 2018
It might seem like a stupid question but what is the difference between the front and rear brake?! I'm converting a hybrid for touring and would like mini-Vs front and rear but feel I may have to settle for a canti on the front due to clearance issues with mudguards. If I bought a set for the back, could I fix them to the front temporarily to see if they would fit my setup or are the front levers significantly different?
Hi there,

Simply the orientation of the brake pads.

Will this fit my apollo bike
16 Mar 2018
Will this fit an apollo cafe z mens bike

These are Mini-V style brakes that use a different cable pull to regular V-brakes so we would not recommend using these exact brakes with your bike, but most other sets of standard type V-brakes should be suitable.

Do these brake have clearance for 2" tyres? Cheers
08 Jan 2018
Hi there,

2" tyres relate to 50mm, generally mini V brakes are okay for tyres up to 35/37mm.

Do The Gemini Mini V Brakes Fit On Standard Bosses?
28 Apr 2015
a) Are they as powerful as standard size V brakes? If not, b) are they any better than cantilevers?

c) Alternatively, as the problem is lack of space below the rear seat bolt (and there is little room for a travel agent), are there any V brakes where the 'other' arm takes the cable (ie on the rear pair, the right one has the noodleholder and the left the cable clamp), as the routing on this frame is along the right of the top tube.

Thank you.

These mini brakes are powerful, but due to them having slightly less leverage than standard V-brakes they will be slightly less powerful. They will however still be much more powerful than most cantilever brakes. Unfortunately all of the V-brakes we stock have the noddle fitting from the left hand side.