Brake inserts - Canti's

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Slowbike
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Brake inserts - Canti's

Postby Slowbike » Wed Jul 03, 2013 08:29 am

I've got a tri cross with (quite frankly) shocking brakes ... they've done up to now, but the pads now need replacing and I'd like to replace with something that will hopefully give a bit of braking.

I'm struggling to find suitable canti inserts on the wiggle site - searching for Canti turns up 3 unsuitable products ... !

Anyway - I think I either want swissstop or kool-stop inserts - if they're available ... can I use the V brake inserts? Wheels are either Fulcrum Racing T's (with slicks - as pictured) or stock wheels (with knobblies) - ie metal rims.

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Sorry for the state of the bike - the roads were wet this morning.

TIA

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Re: Brake inserts - Canti's

Postby Wooliferkins » Wed Jul 03, 2013 09:03 am

They look like Tektro 720 brakes with 72mm 876.12 pads if so, the KoolStop V type fit OK.
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Re: Brake inserts - Canti's

Postby Slowbike » Wed Jul 03, 2013 09:07 am

Excellent - ta :)

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Re: Brake inserts - Canti's

Postby Monty Dog » Thu Jul 04, 2013 18:37 pm

The reason for your spongy brakes is likely the length/angle of your straddle wire. A good rule is the "two-fingers" width between the top of the tyre and the straddle hanger or 90 degree angle of the wire at the hanger.
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