Currently I am running a pair of Avid shorty ultimate brakes with koolstop tri compound pads, and to describe the braking experience as underwhelming is a understatement. I have the front set up as wide profile and the rear as narrow. I have already tried setting the straddle cable as low as it would go, and when I took it to my lbs, the mechanic told me he would have actually set it so the straddle point was higher for the sake of mud clearance. When he tried out my brakes, he actually told me they were pretty strong... I can easily endo and fall flat on my face with my commuter (v-brakes) or my roadbike (dual pivot brakes) Are cantilevers really supposed to suck so much?