These are nice pads in comparison to the OEM on the old model Avid Shorty 6. They are road brake size so you can upgrade to carbon brake pads. The toe-in adjustment is much more minimal than the other makes, keeping them light.
The only problem is with the front wheel, brake and fork clearance. When I remove the straddle cable from the front brakes to remove the wheel, there is not enough space to get the wheel out without a struggle. Also, about 5mm of toe in adjustment was set to relieve front wheel chatter.
Summed up: Good pads. Works better on some CX brake types than others. Will recommend product.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Compatibility, Power
Works for: All Weather, Training, Racing
September 07, 2010
reviewed by: A Guest
Great, simple pad holders. A road-size pad designed to work anywhere a V-brake pad fits, but also great for use with older caliper brakes.
The socket head nut interferes with the quick release on some calipers, but you can replace it with a conventional nut in this case.
Included pad media are gimmicky 3-compound affairs, but work well enough. For best braking performance in all conditions, replace the media with all-salmon pads, which are the best around.