canti, new or old

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by gerrit van wijk, May 26, 2004.

  1. Do the newer type canti-brakes (tektro oryx/avid shorty/shimano br-r550)
    have an advantage over the older low profile type canti-brakes?
     
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    gerrit van wijk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Do the newer type canti-brakes (tektro oryx/avid shorty/shimano br-r550)
    >have an advantage over the older low profile type canti-brakes?


    _ The newer ones have two advantages.

    1. They aren't as wide to avoid problems clearance
    problems with panniers and clipping your heels.

    2. Easier ( IMHO ) to adjust with threaded ball and socket
    v-brake type pads.

    _ The older ones like these

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/cantilevers/index.html

    are wider which has some advantages as outlined in this
    article.

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html

    _ Personally, with an unlimited budget I'd get these

    http://www.paulcomp.com/frmbk.html

    Old school geometry with the ease of V-brake pad
    style adjustment, relatively expensive though.

    _ Booker C. Bense


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