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AvidShorty Ultimate Brake

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Item # AVI0091

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Item # AVI0091
Description

Shorty Ultimate Brake

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.

  • A CX-tuned brake built to stop on a dime in muddy conditions
  • Reliability of Avid's stopping power in a cyclocross application
  • Standard road brake pads are easy to replace and fuss-free
  • Adjustable width arms accommodate mount placement and heel clearance
  • Sleek aesthetic keeps your ride looking sharp
Warning

California Proposition 65

Warning:

Cancer and Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

Tech Specs
Materialaluminum
Typecantilever
Mount Typepost
Recommended Usecyclocross
Weight

Actual Weight

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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Grams

Oz

Black, Front
135g
4.76oz
Black, Rear
145g
5.11oz

Claimed Weight

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115 g

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    >Rating: 5

    Best canti brakes.

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Hands down best cantis I've ridden or worked on. Easy adjustments, tons of power, quiet, and modulation. If you need canti brakes, look no further.

    >Rating: 5

    Best Canti.

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Hands down best cantis I've ridden or worked on. Easy adjustments, tons of power, quiet, and modulation. If you need canti brakes, look no further.

    >Rating: 5

    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.

    >Rating: 5

    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.

    >Rating:

    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.

    >Rating:

    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? Thanks!

    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. http://www.backcountry.com/avid-shorty-ultimate-cyclocross-brake-set