Nashbar Cantilever Front and Rear Brakeset

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Nashbar Cantilever Front and Rear Brakeset
The Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset is everything that you need to replace your old, worn out mountain bike or cyclocross cantilever brakes.
  • All alloy construction for lightweight performance
  • Includes brake pads and all mounting hardware, so you can throw 'em on right out of the box
  • Set includes front and rear brakes
Nashbar Cantilever Front and Rear Brakeset
  • WEIGHT 324g/bike
  • MOUNT Cantilever
  • LEVER COMPATIBILITY Mountain/Cyclocross/Road
  • PAD TYPE Non-cartridge
  • REACH N/A
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset
 
3.9

(based on 19 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Great stopping power (7)
  • Sturdy design (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (10)
  • Mountain biking (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (11), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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4.0

Great for the price

By Joe

from California

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Great Stopping Power

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

Great brakes for the price. Yes, they appear to be private label / branded Tektro Onyx brakes, but that's not a bad thing. They come with the mounting hardware and install easily, with one exception. As has been noted by someone else, the bolts are too long for some frames so I had to re-use the old bolts. Unfortunately the Nashbar brakes have a countersunk hole and my old brakes don't. Still, the old bolts seem to work well for me.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Brakes used to replace a older set that used post type pads

By Lonala

from Hawaii

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Fade- Free
  • Great Stopping Power
  • Handles Elements Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

    Sometimes I train on hills and it was really iffy coming down the hill on the old brakes. Now I have no issues

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    New Brakes:

    By Davo62

    from Manitowoc, WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

      The price was probably the best part. The in side rubber seal is not available any more so you have to purchase new system. For the price it was definately worth replacing the whole system. You will need a new cable though that is not provided.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Eh

      By Hugh Ganous

      from Ventura, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Fades Under Hard Braking
      • Noisy When Wet

      Best Uses

      • Cyclocross

      Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

      Exactly what you would expect from a brake at this price. I replaced the pads after a few months and that made a huge boost in improvement from the stock pad.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Beware of included hardware

      By McMat

      from Gatineau, Québec (Canada)

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Price

      Cons

      • Included Hardware
      • Installation

      Best Uses

      • commuting
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

      Skrews supplied with these Nashbar cantilever brakes (ie. Tektro with NB logo) are too long for brake bosses on some forks. As a beginner bike builder paying attention to details (using a torque wrench, etc.), I slightly stripped the bosses' holes on the NB cyclocross carbon fork due to this error from NB (or its supplier). As for their actual performance, these brakes provide decent stopping power in dry condition for commuting or road biking. I don't recommend these for intense wet-condition cyclocross riding.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good brakes for money

      By NoTopo

      from Canada

      About Me Commuter

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

          These brakes are actually Tektro Oryx brakes with Nashbar branding. Quality is great. Only complaint is that the pivots will seize if used all winter. But that is the same for any canti or v-brake.
          At the price, you can barely get the pads for this money, so even if I replace one or two after a season of snow and salt, they still are good value.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          GOOD WHEN NEW, BUT DID NOT LAST

          By HSDAD

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Lousy Pads
          • Not durable
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

            I installed these on my commuter bike a year ago. They install and adjust much more easily than the old smooth post cantis of the past. And I thought that V-brake style pivoting mechanism would be very durable. Unfortunately, it is not. Once it gums up with slush and salt, it's only a matter of time before the pivots freeze. And when they do, it doesn't matter what you soak them in. They're cooked. I the old style cantis freeze up, you just wrench them off the posts, sand everything down, reapply grease and they're as good as new. These unfortunately are disposable items.

            For the price, I guess getting a year out of them isn't too bad. But you can buy Shimano knockoffs at any number of other suppliers that will last 10 times that long. And once you get the knack of adjusting them, they're not that much harder to put on. I use lots of Nashbar products and am generally happy with quality. But I cannot recommend these.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Easy install and good brake feel

            By To the bike grotto

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Campus
              • commuting
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

              I needed to replace a set of old Shimano Altus cantilever brakes on a Trek 700 that I had picked up for free. The plastic sleeves were cracked on those brakes, so there was no way to get them properly adjusted.

              I did not want to spend much on this bike, so kept my eye out for this Nashbar complete bikes worth to go on sale.

              They installed with ease and I was able to get them well adjusted in a just a few minutes. The brake feel and stopping power were a big improvement from the old brakes that were on the bike.

              I would buy them again, and in fact have a second set on hand to update one of my other bikes.

              If they have the same feel after I have ridden 500 or so miles with them, I would up my ranking to a 5.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Good Value

              By Still ridin'

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking
                • Wet Conditions

                Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

                These appear to be identical to Tektro Oryx brakes, and stop well if care is taken during installation and set-up.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                way impressed

                By smitty5

                from queens, ny

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Stopping Power

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Cantilever Brakeset:

                  I am very impressed with these brakes. Good stopping power, good feel. Like them better than the shorty 4s on my old bike. Great price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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