Cyclocross - question about cantilever brakes
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03-08-06, 03:56 PM
what do you prefer and why. seems like a design like the radius brakes in the thumbnail would be stiffer and the lower cable attach point would mean better transfer of power to the rim as apposed to the cane creek style levers in 2nd thumb nail, what do you think?
03-09-06, 03:09 AM
The Cane Creek gives you better transfer of power to the rim, but the mud clearance suck. A wider cable hanger would solve that, but would also decrease the power. Basically you have to choose between power or clearance. If you're only gonna use it as an every day bike, you'd probably not be in need of big clearance. The radius looks much cooler though
03-09-06, 02:58 PM
i got more responses in the mehanics and touring forums... someone said the radius' got bad reviews.... I am leaning towards low profile like the cane creek now... it's for a touring bike anyway that is not likely to see any cross action anytime soon.
03-10-06, 06:21 AM
The Cane creek's and Advid's are great brakes. I run them on both of my bikes. I had a chance to use the Raduis last year on a frame I brought on ebay. They had ok stopping power and functioned just fine. For me it was purely came down to looks. They are a good alternative if you do not want a 'me-to' component.
03-14-06, 11:46 PM
I dont think it really matters (go with the lightest option), and with what you like the looks of the best. Also, just posted an article/gathering of ideas on my blog about how to set up cantilever brakes---here (http://plusonelap.blogspot.com/2006/03/setting-up-cantilever-brakes.html)
take it easy
03-15-06, 07:12 AM
I have and use them both. In theory the Radius brakes are supposed to be more powerful. In practice the pads don't have the stoping power of the Avid's.
I like them both. It isn't as if this is rocket science and a degree off will be a million miles off course by Jupiter.
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