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