Fresh Gravel: Gevenalle Canti Pads

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Gevenalle’s shiny new cantilever pads come in a rainbow of anodized colors.

Are you still running rim brakes? Not that there is anything wrong with that, mind you, but as you probably have figured out by now, the bicycle industry has decided you need disc brakes on your bicycles. Well, in a self-described “….last hurrah for rim braking”, Gevenalle has released these fine looking brake pads for your cantilever or linear pull brakes that accept a threaded cantilever brake shoe post. So listen up you rim braking Luddites!

Available in a wide array of colors and three pad types.

These are brake shoes with replaceable pads. The hardware is forged aluminum with a hollowed out steel post for lighter weight. (Note: The Goats replied to say this: “Hollow bolts and turned down nuts are Titanium. Black pad retaining bolt is aluminum. The pads with Steele hardware are not hollow. Pads and Ti hardware USA made.”)

The total weight for a pair is 36 measly grams. (The term “measly” is a technical term there.) <== HA!

You can order the pads in a set that will outfit your bike front and rear, in an option of eight different anodized colors and with three different types of pads. Pads come in salmon which are intended for wetter conditions, a “triple compound”, for normal conditions, or in a “Carbon #1003 CX” compound intended for carbon rims in the wettest conditions. The pads are made by Kool Stop USA, whose pads have been very good performers in my experience in the past. So, your choice of color, choice of pads, in a set for front and rear brakes will run you $48.00-$60.00 and can be purchased direct from Gevenalle on their site by clicking here.

Gevenalle sent us a set in the salmon pad flavor with gold anodized pad holders for testing. I have them set up on my Black Mountain Cycles “Monster Cross” rig and will be writing up a Quick Review on these sometime soon.

Note: Gevenalle sent over the “Cross Brake Pads” at no charge to for test and review. We are not being paid, nor bribed for this review and we will strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.

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Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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3 thoughts on “Fresh Gravel: Gevenalle Canti Pads

  1. What about for older Dia-Compe cantilevers that take solid post shoes ? Any plans for that type ? Currently running Mafac tandem extra-long shoes and pads.

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