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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011

    Avid shorty 6 vs.Avid shorty Ultimate

    I have shorty 4 (stock on my 2003 fuji cross) and i'm thinking about upgrading.How much of a performance difference between the two?All experiences appreciated.

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    My personal opinion...

    Worth every penny I paid on Ebay. I had the Shorty 6s and never really liked them. The Ultimates are LIGHT years stronger. Even with the 6s set up perfectly, they simply didn't stop like the Ultimates. I also found them for $56/pair, so the cost was not as much as the full price I have seen.

    Plus, the ability to change configuration is a selling point for most. I have mine in the short configuration, so they really grab.

    Like I said, my opinion, totally worth it.
    Oh, I've been in the film business for a while, but I just can't seem to get one in the can.

    O-kay, who'd like a banger in the mouth? Right, I forgot, here in the States, you call it a *sausage* in the mouth.

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    May 2010
    I had the shorty 4 and switched the front for a tektro cr720 left the shorty 4 on the rear and put koolstop salmons on both. works great.

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    I went from the shorty 6s to ultimates this winter. I never really had major problems with the 6s but, when I got the rear adjusted where I was happy with them (cable / lever pos), they were a total ***** to open / close cause they were so bloody tight. I ended up trying to use the wider straddler on the back and I kissed my stopping power goodby. it wasn't a problem outside of a few races were I was going downhill at a good clip and I was **** scared about dying.

    so far the ultimates seem like a great upgrade. the feel is good and the stopping power is better. the ability and ease of adjusting is better to. I'm pretty happy so far. I didn't get mine for $60 though.

  5. #5
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    I really like the Ultimates... I don't know if braking in CX is ever not worth the upgrade.

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