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Traditional Center-Pull Cantilever Brakes

All of the brakes shown on this page are compatible with traditional brake levers, both "road" and short travel "mountain" style.
They do not work with levers intended for "direct pull" type brakes, such as Shimano V-Brakes.

Shimano CX50 Cantis BRC531 $39.95 each buy button


105 level cyclocross cantilevers from Shimano. Compatible with STI/Ergo brake/shifters.

Wide set alloy arms with unique brake shoes that are mounted on the end of an extended post with two included options for length, excellent mud clearance, one piece road style all conditions pad, highly adjustable angle and height, quick release Y-link, dual spring tension adjustment, fit front or rear. Sold individually, buy two for one bike.

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Shimano Basic Cantis $14.95 each buy button

A good, basic, low-profile cantilever.

Compatible with STI/Ergo brake/shifters.

For best results, replace the stock brake shoes with Kool Stop "Mountain" shoes.

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Avid Shorty 4 $31.95 each buy button

A particular good choice for use with drop handlebars.

Compatible with STI/Ergo brake/shifters. They combine many of the better design features of "V-Brakes" with classic center-pull geometry.

  • Redesigned for 2009. Lighter and more rigid.
  • Spring tension individually adjustable.
  • 70 mm curved shoes, with threaded stud and domed washers for easy adjustability.
  • Silver color
  • Linear springs

For best results, replace the stock brake shoes with Kool Stop "Mountain" shoes.

Avid Shorty 4

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