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  1. I had a set of brakes similar to these but they had a stainless wire/rod to link them not a noodle.
    Worked well and were very cool.

  2. Those look like Control Tech V-Brakes. I have the Cantilever version on a Santa Cruz Tazmon very creative spring system (located in the triangle).

  3. to me they look like mcmahon’s .after the super cool bat wing cantie’s were introduced v brakes came in and took over the market, If any one knows what I am talking about , the bat wing canti was dope yall .

  4. At first thought they were Marinotave (spelling?), but I only remembered those in silver. So would lean to a set of Control Tech’s instead.

What do you think?