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I am planning to change the stock rim brakes from my mini velo bike and I am eyeing the Sora BR-R3500. Will my tire (40-406) fits on the said brakes. Thank you for the response.
 

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What kind or brakes to you have now? I don't know that 40-406 means but if it means 40mm or another huge size you probably have v brakes or Canti thus not a frame and fork that would accept those sora brake.
 

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I don't know which particular brand of brake it is but i am quite certain that it is a one of those caliper brakes.
 

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What kind or brakes to you have now? I don't know that 40-406 means but if it means 40mm or another huge size you probably have v brakes or Canti thus not a frame and fork that would accept those sora brake.
I don't know which particular brand of brake it is but i am quite certain that it is a one of those caliper brakes.
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Doesn't look like those Sora brakes would give you enough reach to get the pads down to the rims.

I've had some really cheap caliper brakes and Dura Ace brakes. It's pretty hard to really 'upgrade' caliper brakes anyway other than for weight because they all more or less do the same thing. Try some new/good pads and keeping your rims clean for an upgrade in braking.
 

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Why do you want to change your brakes? Do you want better braking power? As Jay said, try different pads - much cheaper than new calipers!
 

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Why do you want to change your brakes? Do you want better braking power? As Jay said, try different pads - much cheaper than new calipers!
Better braking power. Maybe i'll stick to these stock caliper and go for new pads. Any recommendations for a good brand of brake pads?
 

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I’ve used Kool Stop salmon pads on all of our bikes for many years. I like the feel and modulation with them and they are unmatched in wet weather braking performance.
 
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