Avid Shorty 4 Cantilever Brake
The word Shorty is synonymous with brakes on cyclo-cross and tandem bikes all over the world and for good reason.
Top Features of the Avid Shorty 4 Cantilever Brake
- Force Vector Alignment
- Linear design centre pull
- Spring tension adjustment
- One piece brake pads
- Weight: 192g pair
- Rim Brake Shorty 4 F/R NEW (20R pads)
Years of continuous improvement have created the best possible position for brakes... you think about the terrain, not your brakes.
Both 4 and the 6 have Avid's time-tested pads and hardware, and their arms design limits vibration for a silent ride.
About Rim Brakes
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake callipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off centre to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot callipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
About the Avid brand
Product manuals and service guides for all SRAM, Rockshox, Avid and Truvativ products can be found at sram.com or videos can be found on YouTube. Avid is the world's market leader in hydraulic and mechanical disc brake design and manufacturing. Avid does its homework. They have a reputation for getting it right. Not hard when the products are well designed, well manufactured and always have a host of problem solving and user refinements that you didn't know you needed until you use Avid for the first time!
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