I went on my first really sloppy training ride a couple days ago. My brakes/wheels were hopelessly clogged with mud rather quickly. The weather here is starting to turn poor, as we are getting a good bit of rain regularly, and I am worrying about my upcoming cross races and the mud. I currently have some Cane Creek cross brakes on my bike. They have decent stopping power and thankfully don't squeal like I've heard some of the Avid's do. But, they are of the lower profile design and as I found out.... pack up with mud VERY easy. So, I'm considering getting some longer travel cantis. The Paul Neo Retro seem to be popular and look to be of high quality. My question is, woudl it be acceptable to run a regular Neo Retro brake in the front one of their Touring Canti models in the rear? and does the touring canti have as much mud clearance as the regular Neo-Retro? The Neo Retro seems to stick out quite a bit, and I'm concerned about catching my legs on them during mounts/dismounts. Is this even really a problem?