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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 03-17-08, 08:30 AM   #1
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Avid Shorty on 105?

Can I run Avid Shorties on my 2004 Axis, which has 105 levers? Thanks.
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Yup. Cantis and sidepull brake have the same amount of cable pull. You cannot use V brake with your 105's.
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I run Avid Shorty 6's with my 105 5600 levers.

As for not being able to run v-brakes - in general this is true. However, there are some solutions like the Travel Agent that sort of makes it work. I won't race on them though.
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excellent, thanks for info.
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