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Hope RX4+ Flat Mount Caliper Shimano Elevate Your
Stopping Power Not all flat mount brake calipers are created equal. The British company Hope Technology has a knack for creating nicely-machined components to upgrade your ride. The 4-piston RX4+ calipers have ...
SHIMANO BR-RS811 CALIPER BRAKEThe latest in rim brake
technology The BR-RS811 is Shimano’s sleek new direct mount rim brake that offers a terrific balance between performance and price point. With SLR-EV technology the caliper features reduces friction at the pivot ...
The new Apex Brakeset from SRAM was designed
with high performance and good looks. Featuring Dual Pivot performance combined with a external centering adjuster, proprietary pad compound the Apex Brakeset offers a powerful response when actuated. Sold as a set, ...
Cantilever Calipers are dual-pivot brakes that mount on both sides of the fork and the seat stay of a bike. They are often a good choice for bikes that use wider tires due to their wider possible distance between the mounts and pads. They aren’t used much anymore due to the advancements of road rim calipers and disc calipers, but they are still used with some cyclocross bikes and touring bikes due to their simplicity.
Back around the 1980s, Cantilever Calipers were exotic brakes that were found on tandems and touring bikes. They were rare to find on many bikes, but then became more popular with more types of bikes like cyclocross and mountain bikes. Cantilever brakes come in three different forms: wide-profile, medium-profile, and low-profile. All of these brakes have different feels and their own advantages and disadvantages.
If you have a bike that uses cantilever brakes and need expert guidance on which brakes to get for your bike, let our Gear Advisors know today at 888-880-3811.