V brakes on a Cross bike for racing
So I bought my cross bike (Genesis Vapour) about 5 years ago thinking at some point I might ride it on trails. This was partly because I had never spent that much on a bike before and thought it should have multi use. However, in the end I stuck slicks on it and used it as a road bike for the last few years(main, winter, turbo bike as time went by). I have now in a life's too short moment entered a cross race. One of the upgrades I had done to the bike was to change the cantilever brakes for V brakes as I thought the cantilever brakes were not powerful enough. My bike shop thinks they should be ok as they are essentially mountain bike brakes but I am not sure about the mud clearance. On my test run in the park the other day I had to dig mud out as it was rubbing quite badly but not sure if that would be the same with cantilever ones. Anyone else use V brakes?