Not everyone is a racer nor should every ride be a race. Cross bikes are the embodiment of cycling soul - able to venture over nearly all types of terrain swiftly and smoothly. The CX9ís linear pull design is compatible with most lever types and provides huge amounts of stopping power when the grades get steep or when your bike is loaded with enough gear to get you to the next continent. The super-low profile design also means panniers and racks do not interfere. Rely on CX9ís to stop you when you get there.
∑ Linear pull brake
∑ Unique forged technology
∑ TT6 forged and CNC aluminum arms
∑ TRP road size cartridge brake pads
∑ Titanium hardware
∑ Arm length: 95mm
∑ Color: Red or Black
∑ Weight: 148g / wheel
That's all I know about them. I think they are new because there are very few mentions on the internet and no reviews (that I could find.) But was hoping somebody here might know.
Vintage Trek, Vintage Diamond Back Mountain Bike, Bianchi Axis CrossBike
Doesn't pull enough cable for...what? The whole idea of the "mini" is that it doesn't require as much cable pull as a longer armed v-brake and therefore can be used without a travel agent. At least that's the theory everyone is operating off of. The Tektro mini-V I'm using, the RX-5 (discontinued?) has about an 85mm arm.
I have set my pads up quite close to the rim but since I have campy levers, I can always just release the lever more to give more brake clearance in case of mud, and have the same brake performance.
Normal linear pulls with a travel agent works just fine for me. For the life of me, I don't understand why 'crossers insist on running canti's. The situations where a canti are better than a linear pull are so few that they might as well not exist. How long has it been since canti's were used on the pro MTB scene?
All in all, I'm glad discs are legal now. It's going to make all these band-aids a moot point.
I have a cyclocross bike but I don't do racing. I use 90% on the road and maybe 10% carraige trails and mild single track but I almost never ride in the rain and NEVER in the mud so clearance is not really an issue. My current cheapo Tektro V-brakes are OK (not sure if they are mini-V or standard V-brakes) but the front fork will squeal and judder under hard braking.