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Old 08-29-19, 07:25 AM
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Cantilever recommendation

A while back I bought a Bianchi Volpe 2017 with cantis (Shimano CX50's), and was disappointed with the braking (there's on old thread I started, but I thought it was best to start a new one now).

Anyway, I've replaced the front brake with an Avid SD7 V-brake and travel agent. Works great, but I couldn't replace the rear brake as there was no room under my rack for the travel agent. The rear canti actually does it's job ok (it was on the front I needed more stopping power). However, the brake pads on the CX50's are specific to that model and don't take standard road brake pads. I considered buying a CX70 which does take road pads, but they seem to be discontinued.

What to do? Ask the wise folks on BF of course!

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Here is a recent thread asking the same questions

Canti brake suggestions, please
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Old 08-29-19, 10:31 AM
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Ah great, thank you. I've just ordered a Tektro CR720 and Kool Stop V-brake holders and inserts, which I'm hoping will be a good combo.
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canti brakes

Need to read this thread also.
but
I want cantis on the front so I can run a canti rack.
The 28 year old cantis on my rockhopper need to be replaced.
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+1 on the Tektros. I have them front and rear with old, non-aero, Weinmann levers. They have plenty of stopping power, stay in adjustment, easy to set toe-in. Very satisfied with them. Rivendell was carrying them at the time. Figured it was a good bet they would work as advertised. They did.
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Kool Stop V-brake holders and inserts
Could you share a link for these, so we (I) can see what they look like?
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Another +1 for the Tektros. Just got em' for my mtb. Assuming they fit in your application, they work great- far better than any of the other original cantilever / or v brake setups I've had over the years on the same bike. Very happy all around with them. price/looks/setup/function. All good.
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Could you share a link for these, so we (I) can see what they look like?
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-bl...dual-compound/
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so Mr imi, did you find an improvement in the end with the new pads? I find the all salmon coloured ones to work great and last a perfectly long amount of time.
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so Mr imi, did you find an improvement in the end with the new pads? I find the all salmon coloured ones to work great and last a perfectly long amount of time.
I also am using the Salmon pads when I replace pads. A friend of mine has also said that rims last longer with Koolstop Salmon pads.
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I also am using the Salmon pads when I replace pads. A friend of mine has also said that rims last longer with Koolstop Salmon pads.
I believe they do from my experience, but frankly, I think wiping your rims after a wet ride plays just as much or more a part in this whole equation.

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