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Old 11-27-22, 10:02 AM
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Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brakes

I have Deore DX vbrakes but I keep looking at the Avid Shorty Ultimates with lust, the lust that comes from cnc machined bicycle components. They are beautiful..
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Old 11-27-22, 10:18 AM
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I love them, they're on my Crockett.

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I love them, they're on my Crockett.

I recognize your large rear derailleur loops! Good choice of bike rack - 1 UP! Which SRAM group set do you have on that bike?
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I recognize your large rear derailleur loops! Good choice of bike rack - 1 UP! Which SRAM group set do you have on that bike?
It's got Red22. Leftovers from the team's parts.
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Old 12-20-22, 05:58 AM
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wow. nice bike!
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Old 12-20-22, 08:01 AM
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those are hot. I'ma keep them in mind as a potential upgrade for my CruX.
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If your Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes are not stopping

If your Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes are not stopping as well as they used to, it may be time for an adjustment. To adjust your brakes, you will need a 4 or 5mm hex key and a small Phillips head screwdriver. Once you have those tools, follow these steps:

1. Loosen the two screws that secure the brake lever to the handlebar using the Phillips head screwdriver. Do not remove the screws completely, just loosen them enough so that you can move the brake lever up or down on the handlebar.




2. While holding the front of the brake pad against the rim of the wheel, use your hex key to turn the adjusting barrel clockwise until it is tight.
This will move the pads closer to the wheel and improve braking power.




3. Test your brakes by squeezing the levers firmly and seeing how well they stop the wheel. If necessary, repeat steps 2-3 until you are happy with how much stopping power your brakes have.

4. Once you are satisfied with your brake adjustment, use your Phillips head screwdriver to tighten down both screws that hold the brake lever in place on the handlebar.




Cantilever brakes are a type of bicycle brake that uses two arms to hold the brake pads against the rim of the wheel. The arms are mounted on either side of the wheel and connected to each other with a cable. The advantage of cantilever brakes is that they offer more stopping power than other types of brakes, such as caliper or v-brakes.

They also work well in muddy or wet conditions. The main disadvantage of cantilever brakes is that they can be difficult to adjust and maintain. If one of the arms becomes misaligned, it can cause the pads to rub against the tire, which will decrease your braking power and increase wear on both the pads and tires.

Cantilever brakes also tend to be heavier than other types of brakes. If you're looking for powerful braking performance, cantilever brakes are a good option. Just be prepared to do some regular maintenance to keep them in good working order.




If you're looking for a powerful, lightweight brake set-up, look no further than the Avid Shorty brakes. These dual-piston caliper brakes provide excellent stopping power and are perfect for cross-country or trail riding. The integrated lever and caliper design is both sleek and functional, and the included adapters make installation a breeze.

Whether you're looking to upgrade your current brake set-up or start from scratch, the Avid Shorty brakes are a great option.
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They are pretty brakes.
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