Good brakes that slow you down predictably in all conditions are invaluable. Avid's proven Shorty 6 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 Shorty's double-arm design ensures powerful 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 will be super smooth season after season.