Saturday, August 29, 2015

Worthington Cantilever Brakes

Perfect for Cyclo-Cross, or any retro project, we still have our powerful cantilever brakes available for sale. This brake was originally made back in 1992 and was designed to be a powerful cantilever brake for Cyclo-Cross, mountain biking, and tandems. This Worthington Cycles brake design was initially licensed to Nicol Trading International to be manufactured and sold under the Worthington Cantilever Brake name by NTi. Worthington Cycles is now the only source for the Worthington Cantilever Brake.
The arms are CNC Machined from solid 2024-T3 billet making this brake one of the stiffest brakes available. We also use a close tolerance bronze bushing for reduced brake chatter and long life. It is designed as a low profile brake and sits close to the fork tubes or seat stays to prevent snags and improve braking power. Modulation can easily be tuned by changing the length of the straddle cable yoke angle and the position of the pads. These brakes are available in 3 anodized colors.
Made in the USA
Colors: Blue, Silver, Red or black
Weight: 170 grams with pads (front or rear)
Pricing: $99.00 per wheel


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Worthington Irie™ Cantilever Brakes

We have built and sold two different cantilever designs over the years. Our first brake design was the Irie Brake™, which is a pulley assisted brake, and was one of the first long arm cantilever brakes sold in the late 1980's. Now of course the Shimano® V-Brake style brake is the standard rim brake used on most mountain bikes. The Irie Brake was very powerful but did not perform very well with standard cantilever type brake levers. Since a standard cantilever lever pulled less cable than the Irie brakes need there was too little pad clearance at the rim, so adjusting and maintaining these brakes was time consuming. With the advent of V-Brake, and the corresponding specific levers, that have more cable travel the Irie Brake works incredibly well.
CNC Machined from 6061-T6 solid billet the brake arms are then hand polished and black anodized. The pulleys are machined from 7075-T6 and use a sealed cartridge bearing for the pulleys to provide long lasting and smooth braking action.
Color: Black
Stainless Mounting Bolts
Weight: 190 grams with pads
Pricing: $99.00 per wheel - Front or Rear