These subforums can be difficult to negotiate sometimes... I want to use my Cross Check for year-round Commuting, Long Distance Riding (metric double centuries), Touring (fully loaded - ~300lbs total load incl rider), a Triathlon or 2 (I'm not competitive), might convert it to Single/Fixed eventually, or maybe somewhere sometime some Cyclo-cross... so where do I post this question? I tried over on General but didn't get any bites.
Anyway here's my question - you already know what I want to use it for - which brakes should I be looking for? My LBS have offered a reasonable deal on building up with an Ultegra groupset, it seems much better value than the other options.
I'm wondering if I go for the Ultegra set do I need to stick with cantilever brakes? Is it possible to go with V-brakes and Ultregra brifters? If I did want to go the V-brake route, what do I need to consider? If it's the brake lever pull then I believe SRAM Force brifters are compatible, but is Force even available yet? How long a wait to get my hands on that groupset, and what price compared to Ultegra?
Or is canti sufficient for my needs?