I am a expierienced mountainbiker (used to v-brakes) but new to this whole deal and am in the process of picking out a bike for my engine. I want a cruiser, but cannot find one with v-brakes for a price I can afford. The hub brakes seem like they would not do as good of a job at stopping the bike as the front and rear v-brakes. Also I am not sure about the wear of the hub brakes. I guess it really comes down to I do not know much about the hub type of brakes. Anyone have any info or reccomendations?? Anyone had any problems about the hub brake going out or making the bike hard to stop? Thanks!!