Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pacifica, CA
Bikes: Lapierre Pulsium 500 FdJ, Ritchey breakaway cyclocross, vintage trek mtb.
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cr720 is a great and inexpensive front brake and just about anything will work fine in the rear (though i wouldn't run a cr720 in the rear 'cause they stick out and just get in the way: pick something with a narrower profile).
Or just forget cantis altogether and use mini-v brakes. The 85mm arm length of the tektro rx-5 seems to be perfect for use with normal road levers. I use mine with campy levers and they work great. The new TRP CX9 mini-v looks better, but cost like four or five times more and I think it's 90 or 95mm arm length is stretching the boundary of what can be used with road levers without using a travel agent. I bet it has to be set up with pads really, really close to the rims.