Cx brake recommendations
I’ve used those Shimano cantilevers in the past and never been very impressed. I’ve current got tektro cantilevers and have been very happy with them, but bought some Campag brakes for the no1 bike and the tektros will replace the Shimano on the no2 bike. Herself has FSA cx cantilevers and they seem very good.Posted 4 years ago
Had a look and couldn’t see any recent threads but after cx (canti) brake recommendations. Using old shimano cx jobs like this and they’re ok but mud clearance with my fork (alpha q) could be better. Was thinking of newer cx70s but not sure if can use replacement pads? On the cx50 looks like replace the holder too. Frogglegs seems like a hassle to set up but what about some avids? Using sram single speed 500 levers. Ta
And yes I have been tempted to sell the crosscheck and get a disc crosser 😉Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I stuck el cheapo Tektro v-brakes on mine, they work about as well as any cantis I’ve used even though they’ve just got the standard blocks etc. Mud clearance hasn’t been problematic though I can see why people expect it to be a problem- in reality the bits where there’s less clearance don’t seem to matter much.
Downside is they need an inline barrel adjuster, since neither brake nor brifters has an adjuster and it’s impossible to release the cable without it- can’t change tyres without spinning the barrel out!Posted 4 years agopirahnaMember
At last, something I can give a sensible reply to. Thirty years of experience with CX brakes and I now have the best setup I’ve ever used.
TRP CX 8.4 cantis with a travel agent.
Got the same setup on my bike with SRAM levers and wifeys with Shimano, both are about as good as CX brakes get.Posted 4 years agohummerliciousMember
I fitted the cheap tektro V’s and they seem to work wellPosted 4 years ago
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