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XTR Canti's - Anyone using them?(5 posts)

XTR Canti's - Anyone using them?Steve_O
Feb 10, 2003 2:08 PM
After two years of desparation and tinkering I've decided to get rid of the Avid Shorties and replace them with some old XTR cantilever brakes.

Anyone else use the XTR cantilevers for cross? Pros/Cons?
I use 'emgreg n
Feb 10, 2003 2:54 PM
Can't complain about stopping ability. They work well with STI. However, they are a real pain to get set up just right.
re: XTR Canti's - Anyone using them?TWD
Feb 10, 2003 3:52 PM
I've got a set on the rear of my cx rig. They worked fine for me during several dry cross races this fall.

Like every other canti I've used, they don't work great in really wet conditions on long/steep downhills.
As good as anything elserockbender
Feb 10, 2003 11:29 PM
The GF has them on her bike, and they are as good as or better than the Avid 6's on mine. With any canti, its all about the setup. Find an engineering friend to do a free body diagram on where the forces are going, or if you aren't an engi-dork (like me) just read up on ideal setup.

How often do you really need brakes anyway?
.. or maybe notcross bro
Feb 11, 2003 5:39 AM
Brakes are useful in avoiding collisions with obstacles and fellow competitors !!
Seriously, the XTR cantis are probably as effective as anything else on a cross bike, however they do not have the mud clearance of specialist CX brakes such as 'Froglegs'.
If you intend to race CX and will encounter muddy conditions, I would not wreckomend (sic)XTR cantis.