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Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake

Item #: BR272B00
USD$82.99 SAVE 24% USD$109.00 msrp
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Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake

The cyclocross brake weve all been waiting for. Plenty of mud clearance and adjustability at half the price of the brakes that have been the "gold standard" of the cross circuit for a while now.
  • Sold individually
  • Sets up easily with wide (max power) or narrow (thigh/shoulder clearance) stance
  • Straddle cable has built-in inline cable adjuster
  • Brake shoes use standard road inserts, making it easy to drop in your carbon-specific-compound brake shoes without the need for special carriers
  • claimed 115 grams

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Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cyclocross (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for CX Bike

By MacBike

from Columbia, Md

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake:

      Avid Shorty Ultimate is perfect for any CX bike with cantilever brake . I was not ready to give up my two years bike for a new bike with disc brake. I decided to upgrade with Avid Shorty Ultimate and wow! brake system is so much better.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the price

      By Martial

      from Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cyclocross
        • Racing
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake:

        These brakes are awesomes! I bough them to replace the stock Tektro on my CAADX which were not able to stop my bike adequately. Now, the Avid Shorty Ultimate can stop my bike in no time. The only difference between front and rear brake were the quick release of the brake cable and the stock configuration (wide or narrow).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great stopping power, easy maintenance

        By scrichards101

        from Airdrie, AB, Canada

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Stopping Power

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • City Biking
        • commuting
        • Commutingcity
        • Cyclocross

        Comments about Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake:

        Replacement for stock tektro front brakes that had a very poor carrier design. These improve on every aspect - especially the carrier. Installation is ok in terms of difficulty, instructions are fairly good. They are well designed so maintenance is easy and adjustments shouldn't be needed very often. Going to replace my rear brakes with these as well

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great setup!

        By CommutebyBike

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Commuter Bike
        • Cyclocross
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake:

        Very cool brakes, they look awesome and work well. There are lots of adjustments that can be made and they have an interesting spring tension set-up which works well. However it takes a bit of time and playing around with it to figure it out and get it working properly. I think I've probably got a little more adjusting to do on mine before they are perfect.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Avid Ultimate Canti Brakes

        By Benny

        from Down Under

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake:

        Great brakes, however a bit fiddly to setup

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        • Q:

          does this price include both front and back brakes?
          Asked on 6/11/2016 by Hoss from Banning Ca

          1 answer

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            A:

            No. These are sold individually.

            Answered on 6/13/2016 by Anonymous
        • Q:

          does this include both front and rear brakes
          Asked on 4/13/2016 by rich from eureka mt.

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