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Straddle Cable angle with XTR cantis and road levers(3 posts)

Straddle Cable angle with XTR cantis and road leversrichpierce
Aug 13, 2003 10:36 AM
I am building a cross bike and found new, old stock XTR cantis in my box. Sweet looking brakes but they don't have much of an angle to them. Not much cantilever in the cantis, I guess.

What sort of straddle cable angles work best for such brakesets with road (STI) levers? We used to go for 90 degrees on MTBs but I guess the road levers pull less cable?
This should tell you what you need...The Walrus
Aug 13, 2003 1:18 PM
...had a related thread a month or two ago, with pix and links. You might have to wade through a bit of stuff, but it's all there. When all else fails, ask Sheldon...
thanks, very helpful nmrichpierce
Aug 13, 2003 3:14 PM