The Shimano CX70 Cantilever brakes are designed for use with road levers and are ideally suited for cyclo-cross, touring, Audax and flat handlebar road bikes with wide tires. They offer good mud clearance yet still maintaining a low profile.
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake calipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off center to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot calipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
Shimano are the makers of the world's most well known cycle component brand. Established in 1921 when the first cycle freewheel was forged. Shimano produce drivetrains, wheels, pedals, shoes, cycling apparel and pretty much every Shimano cycle accessory you can think of! Famous for their top end products ridden by the pro's, Dura-Ace and XTR, which cover both road and MTB's. At Shimano, they're doing everything they can to respond to heightened environmental concerns. Shimano are proud to be a producer of bicycle components that help people to enjoy outdoor sports and interact with nature through healthy nonpolluting activities. In their 87 plus years of existence Shimano have accumulated a wealth of technology and product development and expertize that serves as the driving force behind their continually evolving product line.
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