Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brakes
The CR720 brakes are certainly the best deal in canti brakes today. They feature forged aluminum arms, linear spring design, and dual micro tension adjusters, so adjusting and setting them up is particularly easy. Though the look is retro, their geometry makes for a very powerful brake.
Includes straddle cables, really nice hangers, and all other required hardware. The finish is silver satin.
The price is per wheel, one brake.
The brake arms themselves are fine, they look good and are easy to install and adjust, but the brake shoes that came with mine may be assumed to last a lifetime even if you otherwise find a way to stop in traffic. They had no effect at all against my VO touring rims, even after I filed them. I didn't bother to try them in the wet. A set of black kool-stops fixed everything.
so clean, so easy to set up, so much stopping
The brakes arrived a day sooner than expected and they are really nice. Sadly for me though, they didn’t fit my 1990 Miyata 1000. Turns out the front bosses are narrower spacing than these brakes allow for. I should have done more research. It looks like the 710’s might work better on vintage bikes. That’s my problem though, not VO’s. Oh well.