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    School a Canti-newb on brakes

    so the ritchey swiss cross will be here soon, that means i'm going to need brakes.
    don't want to break the bank, if that's possible with cantilever.
    what brand/model would you recommend?

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    Late to the (very small it seems) party. I rode a set of Avid Shorty 6 for years worked great but when I got a new frame couldn't get them set up right, so I got the Avid Ultimate and that is a damn fine brakeset. Very easy to center and adjust. The TRP was one of the sets I looked at and they look good, but I got a better deal on the ultimates.

    If this is you first cross bike, I'd suggest getting some Jagwire in line adjusters, they're nice for fine tuning the brakes.

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    I put the TRPs on my wifes bike and they stop very well. When I had a rim brake CX bike I was using Paul Mini Motos, hands down one of the best stopping rim brake assemblies I've ever used, including my DA9000 brakes and my EE's.

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    you made some great choices (frame and brakes). The Euro X are modeled after the Empella Frogg Legs which were modeled after the old Mafac Cantis. Set the straddle cable fairly long in the front and it will improve modulation. Oh, and buy some of these. These are barrel adjusters that replace one end of the straddle system. That way you can do quick adjustments for different rim widths, etc...
    TRP Eurox Cantilever Brake Barrel Adjuster Upgrade Kit-4pcs 1bike
    Lucky I didn't see that frame. I may have bid against you (for my daughter, it is too small for me)
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    He won't need those adjusters unless the set he picked up was missing them, the brakes come with them when new.

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    I thought they did, but didn't see them in the ebay photos


    and if you don't know how to adjust them, find a bike shop with a mechanic in his 50s
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    still not figgering on biggering

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