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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3 Responses to Fresh Gravel: Gevenalle Canti Pads

  1. Charles Dostale August 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    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.

    • Guitar Ted August 2, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

      I don’t see that happening, as most “modern” cantilevers went to this type of cartridge pad back 15 years ago. Have you ever tried these? Eagle Claw pads by Kool Stp. These are my all-time favorite post type, non-cartridge pads for cantilever brakes.


  1. Gevenalle Canti Pads: Quick Review | - August 11, 2015

    […] Gevenalle Canti Pads: Quick Review– Brakes- If there is one thing I always think about when it comes to these components it is this: “Stopping is a good thing!” If your brakes are not slowing you down in a controlled and hopefully quiet manner then there can be some unwanted issues! We won’t dwell on those here, but I will get right to how these pads worked out. By the way, for the technical stuff on these pads, you can check out my introductory post HERE. […]

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