Please help end my current obsession phase with cantilever brakes. I'm looking to upgrade from stock and have narrowed down search to (in alphabetical order):
1. Avid Shorty Ultimate
2. TRP EuroX (Mag/Cross, another headache)
Direct comparisons will be a huge help!
Performance wise, can people help chime in with personal experience? Preferably with logical reasons (for I am an engineer) although sometimes a gut feeling is what you need to go on.
Some specific qualities I'm interested in (and I understand the response will vary based on setup):
- how much adjusting is necessary
- how easy is it to adjust to that perfect balance of mechanical advantage/lever pull distance/clearance
- toe in, needed/can be done?
I'm curious and interested in the art of tweaking, but I can't always be off the trail with my tools out.
I come from a cross country riding background with hydraulic brakes so my style isn't as aggressive and hard as downhill riders (locking up rear wheels and drifting corners) but I enjoy a smooth plush strong braking power. (Like carving out avacado meat... )
Money isn't too much of an issue as I still operate with separate bank accounts , but I'm a firm believer of buying quality for the long run.
Thanks fellow riders! Any and all remarks greatly appreciated!