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    my cantis became powerless.

    when i had shimano slr levers those cantis were nice and progressive. now that i have DC SS5 they progress to nowhere. the shimano slr's are way heavier than DC. i am almost giving up and grabbing a pair of ordinary avid SDs and be done w/it.
    any ideas on how to get the cantis to their glory? i have suntour xc pro w/ red kool stop pads.
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    .. post a picture how they are set up. might help.

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    Run a steeper brake cable yoke angle. SS-5s have a higher mechanical advantage than shimano DX/XT SLR levers (in other words, they pull less brake cable, about 16mm vs 22mm of SLRs) and to get the same feel you need to alter your straddle cable/yoke geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    Run a steeper brake cable yoke angle. SS-5s have a higher mechanical advantage than shimano DX/XT SLR levers (in other words, they pull less brake cable, about 16mm vs 22mm of SLRs) and to get the same feel you need to alter your straddle cable/yoke geometry.
    what do you mean by steeper? far away from the tire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    what do you mean by steeper? far away from the tire?
    the straddle cable will be more "pointed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by holden
    the straddle cable will be more "pointed".
    shorten the lever to straddle cable.. hmmm.. it already is but i will shorten even more. there is a bit of play at the lever bushings. i just got a set dia compe SS7 levers and it's in better shape. i will try it.
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