Good brakes that slow you down predictably in all conditions are invaluable. Bolt on a set of Avid's powerful, lightweight and incredibly adjustable Shorty 6 cantilever brakes and you'll see what we mean. When hard braking is the norm, like during a cyclocross race, the Shorty's double-arm design ensures heaps of power, modulation and a snappy feel. Plus, the Shorty uses convenient cartridge pad holders that make changing your pads a snap. Like an old friend that never lets you down, these brakes are durable and provide super smooth action season after season.