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Can you run canti style brakes in road race?

Old 10-20-19, 08:39 AM
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Can you run canti style brakes in road race?

My new bike has mini V's and I was wondering if it is an issue to use the set up in a road race.
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Old 10-20-19, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
Can you run canti style brakes in road race
Only if you don't tilt your saddle too far forward...
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Old 10-20-19, 08:58 AM
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Laurent Fignon ran cantis in the 1990 TdF because it was lighter.

Back in my college days, two decades ago, I've raced my cyclocross bike with road tires in road races. My cross tires back then are narrower than road tires these days.
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I've seen CX bikes in a number of 4/5 fields
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Old 10-20-19, 12:11 PM
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I've ridden a mountain bike in a road race. (They make you take your bar ends off.)
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Old 10-20-19, 12:51 PM
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They even allow those blades of mayhem known as disc brakes run, so you bet you can use cantis.

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Interesting tidbit about the whole cross bike/mtb thing. I realized how much of a trigger happy moron roadie I was for races once a guy started riding our local A ride where we hammer the hills with his MTB and cross bike......on knobs.

He'd just suck wheel really well and take short pulls and never really attack. Sure enough, he comes in to the brewery finish right in the middle of the pack. Maybe not with a few of us finally getting totally away near the end..........but right there.

Cause he was smart in riding what he brought with him the best way possible. And being pretty darn strong.
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Old 10-21-19, 08:44 AM
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Yes, you can run Canti's in a road race.
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Old 10-21-19, 10:03 AM
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Interesting tidbit about the whole cross bike/mtb thing. I realized how much of a trigger happy moron roadie I was for races once a guy started riding our local A ride where we hammer the hills with his MTB and cross bike......on knobs.

He'd just suck wheel really well and take short pulls and never really attack. Sure enough, he comes in to the brewery finish right in the middle of the pack. Maybe not with a few of us finally getting totally away near the end..........but right there.

Cause he was smart in riding what he brought with him the best way possible. And being pretty darn strong.
I've done A rides on my gravel bike with the 40mm tires (they're not MTB knobbies, but they have pretty good tread, not filetread/slicks), like you said, just ride smart and be willing to put in a lil extra effort. Not winning any sprints, but I can hang in there and do some pulls. Makes for a good workout. lol
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My buddy races road, cross, and MTB on a Trek Boone with cantis. One bike to rule them all.
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My buddy races road, cross, and MTB on a Trek Boone with cantis. One bike to rule them all.
That is my situation new bike is racer with cantis so wanted to use
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Omg who knew..love it
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