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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 10-02-11, 01:23 PM   #1
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TRP CX9 V Brakes & Ultegra 6600 Brifters

Yesterday's ride was the last straw. Between the lack of braking power and terrible fork judder the cantis have to go. Yes I do know that properly set up catilever brakes work well, should not cause front fork brake judder etc. but I have grown weary of playing around with my canti brakes and had no such problems with the 10+ years I used V brakes on my mt. bike before switching to disc. I am willing to deal with the mud pack problems of the lesser clearance V brakes and consider this issue to be a no brainer trade off for brakes that actually work.

I just purchased a set of TRP CX9s off Amazon for $98.00 but I will be using them with Ultegra 6600 brifters / not the new 6700s. I know the 6700s are suppose to work well with the CX9s with no need for a in line barrel adjuster but the 6700s use a different lever pull ratio vs. the older 6600s. Does anyone know whether I need to use a barrel adjuster or is there some sort of cam that I can use or will the 6600 work ok with the CX9 without taking up additional cable?

Looking foward to being able to drive hard into a downhill corner rather than braking way before the apex and having my front fork shake so bad that I worry about my fillings coming out of my teeth!!
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I can't answer the question but here are my experiances. I just go a set and have about 3 weeks on them and two races. I am using 04 105. Lots of power and zero shudder. But the pads are set up very tight. I am worried about mud build up, so I might go to a travel agent to have more clearance,
If you can you may as well put as many adjusters in now and same time down the road.
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Couchman,

Thanks for the feedback. Will probably go with travel agents. Seems to be an easily solution for increasing clearance but still having sufficient cable pull for good stopping power and modulation.

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I can't answer the question but here are my experiances. I just go a set and have about 3 weeks on them and two races. I am using 04 105. Lots of power and zero shudder. But the pads are set up very tight. I am worried about mud build up, so I might go to a travel agent to have more clearance,
If you can you may as well put as many adjusters in now and same time down the road.
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