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Old 06-11-16, 06:10 PM
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Shimano M732 cantilevers

I found some, and they're pretty. But the real question is: do they work well? Or are modern offerings (say, CX-70, or even Tektro CR-710) just a lot better.

With many companies one simply assumes that the old product went out of production because something better was made. With Shimano it's a total crap-shoot. Maybe they made something better, maybe it was just another one of their random decisions, or maybe part of their planned obsolescence that seems to overtake many good parts.

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The M732 Deore XT cantilevers are among the very best evAr.

They have a wide are of adjustment, spring preloading and they're pretty. With proper straddle cable angle, they have all the stopping power that cantilever brakes are known for.
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+1, they are fantastic, some of the best.
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The Shimano BR-M 732 are great brakes. I have a set on my around town mountain bike with era specific Shimano levers and braking is smooth, effortless and has very good modulation.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
they have all the stopping power that cantilever brakes are known for.
Well. That is a really loaded comment. Could go either way there...
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As said above, then pair them up to a decent pad, I like Kool stop Eagle claws(yellow or blue are a softer stickier compound) and you have a very effective brake.
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They're very good but won't match a modern V-brake with equivalent pads. There, I said it.
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They're very good but won't match a modern V-brake with equivalent pads. There, I said it.
If you don't *know* how to set up a canti correctly, then I agree completely.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
They're very good but won't match a modern V-brake with equivalent pads. There, I said it.
Correct.

A Shimano XT780 v brake with Kool Stops will pop your fillings out of your mouth.

They"re almost too good, too powerful.

I use them on my Black Mountain Monstercross and they amaze me.

Cheap too. Think I paid $32 a set.
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Well. That is a really loaded comment. Could go either way there...
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