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i don't have any experience with them personally, but when i look at pictures of shimano's wide profile models, i can't determine if you can adjust toe with them... aside from bending the post of course. that would certainly make setup trickier. i'm sure you could set them up to work just as well as a modern wide profile, if you know what you're doing. however, i'm sure the more modern ones are lighter and probably easier to work with, etc.
not really the same brake, but i race cross and run the lower profile M737 xt canti's
. i am super pleased with them. they are WORLDS better than the avid 6's i used to have. much more powerful and much better modulation. never had a hint of shuddering. you can adjust toe on these...
i have mine setup with the stock pads, the stock shimano straddle cables, and run my pads with the posts pretty far inward, to make the stance wider. the smooth post makes them a bit trickier to setup, but it's not that bad if you're familiar with canti's. however, the smooth post also makes them that much more adjustable, over a more modern spherical washer pad, considering you can adjust the stance width further by adjusting where the pad sits.