To keep your Avid brakes functioning properly, check your pads for wear and replace them when necessary. Organic compound pads are softer for quieter braking and increased modulation, while metallic pads dissipate heat better and last a bit longer. Two pads, one retraction spring and a mounting bolt are included (enough for one brake) in each pad set. And, choose an aluminum backing plate if you're really counting the grams.
Good brakes that slow you down predictably in all conditions are invaluable. Avid's proven Shorty 4 cantilever brakes are lightweight, incredibly adjustable and give you plenty of stopping power. When hard braking is the norm, like during a cyclocross race, the double-arm design ensures powerful modulation and a snappy feel. Like an old friend that never lets you down, these brakes are durable and will be super smooth season after season.
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