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    New VO Canti Brakeset

    Looks like Velo-Orange has a new set of cantis that look the same as Giant's prototype team only brake. Looks like it's really powerful and adjustable but a little pricey. Interesting...

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    Giant's
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    The cable angle in the top picture doesn't look too powerful. To get these really clamping you'd pretty much have to have the straddle cable on the tire.

    They look light though.

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    http://www.mrcontrol-bike.com/2012/p...class=57&sn=58

    Might want to check out this link.
    This appears to be actual manufactuer of that brake.
    looks like its model: CANTI-76L0A
    some of the other designs look familiar too... Origin-8-ProForce is on there...

    Its a pretty cool concept they have there; looks like basically all their cantilever and v-brakes use the same hardware, just with a different cnc-machined body plate to achieve different configurations.
    kinda reminds me of LEGO bricks

    Personally, I hope someone commmisions them to mass produce CANTI -67L0A that one looks like it can put out some really high mechanical advantage with great tire clearance at the same time....

    tho i guess if you skoot the pads way out on the VO one you can achieve similar effect....
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    i expect the setup is like V brakes ... MA needs them to be real close to rim,
    rim has to be kept in true.

    VO has a lot of stuff that they just order the polished version,
    rather than the anodized and colored or painted one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post


    Thanks for the link. I didn't see any prices. They look exactly like KCNC parts. I wonder who actually make part these days.
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    Taiwan manufacturing is a rapid reply when production is needed.
    Giant was already making Many other brands, they just added their own name
    to their contract manufacturing business .

    Order a batch of enough units, and they will put Your Name on It.
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    Yet another variant:

    GRAVELBIKE.COM - ride everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by MileHighMark View Post
    Yet another variant:

    I really like the colors.
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    NL flag colors ..

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    Seems like a great brake, since it would allow you to have a fender and still get a straddle cable near horizontal. In that configuration, you're cantis would pretty much be v-brakes. And they are spendy, but the price is for two brakes plus all the hardware. I need to replace my stock brakes, and I may actually order these if I can't find anything close locally.

    I have a fork-mounted straddle hanger, so I may _need_ to have the straddle cable horizontal for these to work at all. That's fine with me though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    NL flag colors ..
    Um...

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    That is Orange on the top..
    they handed me orange colored drinks on the streets of Leiden
    Cycling thru there on their queen's birthday..

    Potable ethanol ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    That is Orange on the top..
    According to Wikipedia it's "bright vermilion" (though you could change it to say 'orange'). A few other tidbits from Wikipedia:

    The "Royal Standard"



    And the Prince's Flag:


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    Quote Originally Posted by pkulak View Post
    Seems like a great brake, since it would allow you to have a fender and still get a straddle cable near horizontal. In that configuration, you're cantis would pretty much be v-brakes. And they are spendy, but the price is for two brakes plus all the hardware. I need to replace my stock brakes, and I may actually order these if I can't find anything close locally.

    I have a fork-mounted straddle hanger, so I may _need_ to have the straddle cable horizontal for these to work at all. That's fine with me though!
    It looks to me, like the arms are actually long enough that you could convert them into V-brakes or mini-Vs
    Consider:
    remove the straddle wire
    insert a J-noodle into the barrel adjuster on one arm, cable pinch on other side functions as usual
    actually makes me want them now, just to experiment with....

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    It looks to me, like the arms are actually long enough that you could convert them into V-brakes or mini-Vs
    The cable would barely clear those road tires, much less a cross tire. You'd have tons of leverage, very little pad clearance.

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