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    Default Cyclocross: Different F/R Canti Brake Post Placement

    I've seen a number of CX machines by one builder that have the front posts placed so that the pads are well down in the slot while the rear posts are placed so that they're a little more than half way up. I think it's intentional. Assuming that's the case, surely it's to maximize the braking power of the front while reducing the power of the rear so it doesn't lock up too easily but is this a common arrangement?
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    Default Re: Cyclocross: Different F/R Canti Brake Post Placement

    Quote Originally Posted by jclay View Post
    I've seen a number of CX machines by one builder that have the front posts placed so that the pads are well down in the slot while the rear posts are placed so that they're a little more than half way up. I think it's intentional. Assuming that's the case, surely it's to maximize the braking power of the front while reducing the power of the rear so it doesn't lock up too easily but is this a common arrangement?
    Dunno who you're referring to, but the builder could be moving within "acceptable" placement ranges to avoid high-offset or impossible miters.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemdet View Post
    Dunno who you're referring to, but the builder could be moving within "acceptable" placement ranges to avoid high-offset or impossible miters.
    Big name builder on this list that wouldn't leave such as that to chance or loose tolerance. Haven't wanted to bother him directly and honestly I'm more interested in knowing if that's a common approach amongst CX builders in-the-know; the hot setup for slippery NE CX courses, as it were.
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    Default Re: Cyclocross: Different F/R Canti Brake Post Placement

    Maybe the fork isn't original. Maybe the parts were added for one brake model and replaced with another, or another used instead of the initial plan. There are a lot of maybes.

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