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    Difference in F&R Avid Shorty 6 brakes

    Apart from a different orientation of the brakepads, is there any difference between the Front and Rear Avid Shorty 6 Canti brakes? Some places charge more for the rear. Can't see why.

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    No differences that I've seen or am aware of....but don't quote me on that.

    I've got a set of Shorty 6's and also a set of Shorty 4's on my wifes cross bike. I'm always messing with brakes pulling them off and trying other setups. I know I've had the avids on and off a number of times and haven't noticed any difference between front and rear, and havn't paid any attention to what was front or rear when reinstalling.

    I haven't noticed any issues after reinstalling.

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    just got a pair of nashbar knock-offs. had to order both front and rear. the only difference was the rear brake box had been opened and the pads switched. made me laugh. the boxes werent marked front/rear either.
    $17 each. what a bargain. a bargain for me.

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    Really? Weird.

    I'm pretty sure there's not.

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