Raleigh Cantilevers review

Cantilever brakes have largely become outmoded by disc brakes on mountain bikes but they are still fitted to the greater proportion of touring and cyclo-cross bikes.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£9.99 RRP
Improve stopping on cantilevers such as these by fitting better brake blocks.

Our review

Basic but effective as part of your braking system
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Cantilever brakes have largely become outmoded by disc brakes on mountain bikes but they are still fitted to the greater proportion of touring and cyclo-cross bikes.

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Prior to adjustment we recommend greasing the mating parts because the metal is quite soft and the allen head bolts can round off if you’re not careful. The spring adjuster grub screw on the arms is a bit crude and stopping power can be improved by fitting better brake blocks – Aztec’s Control brake blocks work well and cost £10 for four.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Raleigh Cantilevers
Brand Raleigh

MPN RKD507
Weight (g) 167
Colour Silver
Material Aluminium
Bike Use Touring
Brake Compatibility Cantilever