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  • CNC-machined arms reduce weight while the open design promotes mud clearance
  • Height-adjustable, center-mount pads and concentric hardware make for easy setup; front or rear brake can be switched between narrow or wide stances
  • Brake includes alloy straddle carrier with cable, road-style replaceable cartridge brake pads and an inline barrel adjuster for on-the-fly adjustments
  • Center-pull design of the Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brake is recommended for short-pull mountain or drop bar road levers (not for long-pull, linear-brake levers)
  • Cable quick-release opens the brake up for fast, hassle-free wheel removal or replacement
  • Please choose between either front or rear brake; not sold as a set


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Best Use Road Cycling
Brake Type Rim Brake
Material(s) Aluminum
Weight 115 grams

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