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Avid Shorty Ultimate Brake

Item # AVI0091

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  • Black, Front ($109.00)
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Item # AVI0091


The stopping power you want during muddy races

The name says it all, and the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake is just that. You can have lightweight, adjustability, and the sure stopping power of Avid brakes.

The Ultimate Brake has more than a few details that we really appreciate. Firstly, they use standard road brake pads. As you may expect, they'll be easy to replace as every bike shop will have something to get you back on course if you have the need. Secondly, the arms are width adjustable to accommodate slight differences in stud placement on your cyclocross frame or fork and to ensure that you have proper heel clearance for the rear brake. The Shorty Ultimate Brakes also have a built-in tension adjuster and an easy-to-use quick release on the straddle cable.

Aside from all of that, the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake looks trick enough to do the mid '90s CNC cottage industry proud. They come as a set with both front and rear brakes and are available in Black/red or Grey/black.

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Best Cantilever Brakes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have two sets of these. Best cantilever brakes on the market, great for cyclocross. Plenty of clearance for mud and they are easy to adjust for varying rim thicknesses. Not as much stopping power as TRP's or disc brakes, but they have great modulation which helps on slippery terrain.

Awesome Brakes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These set up a little differently than my old Cantilever brakes, and make it super easy to adjust the tension. They are easy to adjust, intuitive to use, and work really well. And they look pretty sick. Just sayin.

Unanswered Question

I have a set of these, but my rear cable...

I have a set of these, but my rear cable that links the two arms is kinked. Can I order a replacement cable?

Thanks for any help.

Just making sure: the text says that these...

Just making sure: the text says that these come as a set of front & rear, but the dropdown says, "black/rear". Is the price for the front & rear brakes or just the rear?


Best Answer

These are just the rear brakes. I will get our copy fixed. The set is sold under a different sku but we are unfortunately sold out at this time.