Caliper Brakes

mygrumpy Posts: 25
edited July 2011 in Workshop
Hi All.Would road Caliper brakes work on MTB wheels.John


  • White Line
    White Line Posts: 887
    No. The tyres would be too fat. Not to mention that they probably wouldn't have sufficient reach.

    If you want to use them with MTB levers too, I think they would have different cable pull ratios.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Depends on the frame and wheel clearances, but unlikely to work unless the frame was specifically designed to take a caliper brake. Many early MTBs used a U-brake which is caliper designed for BMX - good for collecting mud too.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..