You need a cyclocross brake that balances power, control, and weight? Look no further than the Shorty Ultimate brakset from Avid. The Shorty Ultimates are equipped with an in-line cable adjuster for easy setup. 115g per brake.
Can be set up with wide or narrow stance
Brake shoes use standard road pads
Open design promotes mud clearance
Pad height is adjustable
For use with 22mm brake studs
Good Stopping Power (2)
4.8 GEARS 4 reviews
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Outstanding brakes! I set them up on my cross bike with the narrow stance in the back & wide in the front. They were a bit of a pain to get on & get everything adjusted, but it's that adjustability that will make them that much sweeter than any other cross brake out there now that they're on. The spring tension adjustment is a stroke of genius. Great stopping power, especially with a set of Kool Stop salmon pads & Yokozuna cables. Worth every penny & the extra set up time.
This is the best purchase for my cross bike to date. Saved my bacon the other day on a downhill run that ended in a panic stop.
Pro/Con depending on your viewpoint. The calipers take some time to adjust, but they can be adjusted "perfectly."