Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
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I'm going with (probably) Avid Shorty 6 canti's. If I really wanted to use the Direct Curve brakes, I suppose that I could get the matching levers and mount them on the center flat of the 'horns, but that would mean a lot of hand motion to hit the brakes. I'm putting the 'horns on because I'm used to that type of hand positioning, and it will allow me to go with the IRO frame which has a slightly shorter top tube than the Cross Check (both were in the running, but on price the IRO wins.) Riding forward on the horns gives me the space to stretch out, and since I spend most of my time there, I'd like my brake levers to be right there when I need them.
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.