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Grand Cru Zeste Cantilever Brakeset


The Zeste Brakes may be the most powerful and most adaptable cantilever brakes we've tried. Low-profile cantilever brakes are a favorite among cyclo-tourists and commuters because the design helps them clear luggage and, on small frames, your heels. Dirt trail riders and cyclo-cross'ers will appreciate the double plate design for superior mud-clearing.

The brake's strength and easy modulation is due to the extra-long arms for increased mechanical advantage. But just as important is their excellent adjustability:

  • There are spring tension adjusters on each arm for easy centering.
  • Up and down adjustment in the brake pad slot results in greater frame and fork compatibility; not all canti studs are in exactly the same place on every bike due to manufacturing tolerances or intended specification.
  • A barrel adjuster at the end of the straddle wire means easier setup and fine tuning for perfect clearance and wire angle. You'll wonder why all canti brakes don't have these.
  • Brake pad holders have adjustable toe-in
  • High-quality, included pads help you stop quickly and safely.

The pivot bolts and washers are stainless steel for long term corrosion resistance.

Price is for two sets, a bike's worth. Includes straddle hangers, mounting bolts, and cable end caps.

The instruction page can be found here.

SKU BR-0062
Manufacturer Velo Orange
Brake Type Cantilever
Finish Anodized
UPC 815667013122

Availability: In stock

$145.00