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Avid Shorty Ultimate Brake

When we set out to design the best brakes in the world, we knew that simple stopping power wasn’t going to be enough. The best brake would also have to work in perfect harmony with your hand, give you precise control and be easier to install than a virus on your PC. Mission accomplished.

When good brakes aren’t good enough. Our cyclocross brake with the ultimate balance of power, control and weight. New for 2011: The Avid Shorty Ultimate is equipped with an in-line cable adjuster and a quick realease. It comes with standard road cartridge pads.


  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Caliper Design: Aluminium
  • Pad: Standard Road Cartridge Pads
  • Adjustment: In-Line Cable adjuster, Adjustable Pad Height
  • Special Features: In-Line quick Release, Open design for mud clearance
  • Compatibility: Road style levers

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  • Colour: Black
  • Option: Rear, Front
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really great brakes Like the other person who commented from Norway (thanks for the info) I set these brakes up on a Focus Mares cross bike - I agree with what he said and likewise am really please with their performance. Pricey but you get what you pay for. 04 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exellent brakes for CX Got the Focus Mares CX 2.0 last year with cheap brakes. Changed to these ones being a new world in braking power. Took time to set the whole thing up, but when done, i.e adjusted the spring and tuned the cross wire length they work perfect. The adjustment screw is just brilliant avoiding tightning the wire upon wear of the pad. The adjustment screw also works as an opener for the break in case of a tyre change or de-mudding the inside of the break. 12 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5 stars the best these brakes are the best cyclocross brakes you can get. they are perfect no vibration just like shimano durace road brakes or sram red road brakes.stops right away.. five stars i have them on my cannondale super x used them this winter i live in north norway,,and we have really bad winters with all kind of bad weather,works perfect.. 12 March 2012
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are these the wide or narrow arms?
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These brakes are adjustable between either Wide or Narrow stance; which is not effected by the arm length but rather the tolerances that are set when fine tuning the brakes.
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