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Ultegra 6700 levers with Canti brakes

WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
edited March 2010 in Road buying advice
I've just ordered some Ultegra 6700 sti's and mech for my winter bike but was wondering if anyone has used them with canti brakes?
I know they pull slightly differently than Shimano of old

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  • djb1971djb1971 Posts: 565
    They work perfectly, I've got them with cr520s :wink:
  • djb1971djb1971 Posts: 565
    They work perfectly, I've got them with cr520s :wink:
  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    Excellent as I have the 720s
    Did you have older style levers before?
    Just wondering if they work better or worse?
    Thanks for the feedback
  • djb1971djb1971 Posts: 565
    I had 07 Ultegra on before and they feel the same to me. I've never had a problem with cantis, I'm old enough to remember them being the best brakes money could buy so setting them up is to work is no problem .

    The new Ultegra with koolstops on the tektros will easily stop as good as a caliper. You'll have no trouble at all with them. I think they pull a little bit more cable than the old styles but I doubt you'd notice. They feel nice and comfy to hold and the levers are a nicer design and feel.

    I'll just add that I think fitting new cables is not as easy as the old style but I suppose we'll get used to it until they alter it again!
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