Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Worthington Irie™ Cantilever Brakes

We have built and sold two different cantilever brake 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. 

This was just before the  Shimano® V-Brake style brake became the standard rim brake used on most mountain bikes - and long before disc brakes were used on most mountain bikes. 

The Irie Brake was very powerful, but it did not perform very well with the standard cantilever type brake levers available at the time. Since a standard cantilever lever pulled less cable than the Irie brakes need to work optimally there was often too little pad clearance at the rim and so adjusting and maintaining these types of long arm brakes was time consuming and tricky to keep working well. With the advent of V-Brakes, and the corresponding V-Brake specific brake levers, that had more cable travel, the Irie Brake worked even better.

These were CNC Machined from 6061-T6 solid billet and then the brake arms were hand polished and black anodized. The pulleys are machined from 7075-T6 and use a sealed cartridge bearing so that the pulleys provide long lasting and super smooth braking action.
Color: Black
Stainless Mounting Bolts
Weight: 190 grams with pads
Pricing: $99.00 per wheel - Front or Rear

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