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New Shimano Canti Brakes...Anyone use them?
I have shorty 4s on my bike now, but they just don't seem to do the trick. I can apply the front brake with full force and the bike just creeps to a stop. There is no feer of doing an accidental endo, but there is also a big problem if I need to do an emergency stop. Looking at reviews of the shortys, its not just me, so I'm thinking of upgrading (or at least changing).
I've gotten suggestions to get pauls, but don't really want to drop 160 on brakes. Shimano has new caliper brakes for 80 (pair) that I've seen a few good reviews on, but want to know if anyone here uses them that can compare them to shorty 4s. I'm going to try new pads (koolstops, but I don't know which ones to try) before getting new brakes, but based on reviews I think I'll probably still want something with more stopping power. I'm 220, and with a day-tour load (30 lbs) & a loaded kid trailer (65 lbs) & the bike (20 lbs) the brakes need to stop almost 340 lbs worth of me & precious cargo.