Avid Shorty Ultimate Narrow Cantilever Brake
When good brakes aren't good enough. New for 2011: The Avid Shorty Ultimate is equipped with an in-line cable adjuster and a quick realease. It comes with standard road cartridge pads.
Top Features of the Avid Shorty Ultimate Narrow Cantilever Brake
- Weight: 115 grams (per wheel)
- Intended use: Road/Cyclocross
- Caliper Design: aluminum
- Finish: Black
- Pad: Standard road cartridge pads
- Adjustment: In-Line cable adjuster, adjustable pad height
- Special Features: In-Line quick release, open design for mud clearance
- Compatibility: Road style levers
Our cyclocross brake with the ultimate balance of power, control and weight. The Shorty Ultimate is available in a pre-set wide or narrow stance which allows for greater power (narrow) or increased mud clearance (wide).
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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They won't be compatible with the longer 70mm pads however.
Can this brake be used on a hybrid with XT sti levers?
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