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they allow idiots to set the ideal, 90 degree stradle cable angle for low profile cantilevers for maximum braking power.
long straddle cables and high profile cantis are great for cross, where need for high clearance between pad and rim requiring lots of initial brake pull, then a reduction in pull to reduce the grabbing power of the brake due the increasing angle at the brake arm.
I'm assuming you understand how the mechanical advantage thing works in regards the cable angle at the straddle cable hanger in conjunction with the angle at the brake arm.
Are you running high or low profile cantis? It sounds like you're running low profile.
Last edited by Bekologist; 01-10-08 at 11:11 AM.