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.
I swapped out brakes on my Black Mountain Cycles “Monster Cross” model bike and then replaced the stock Tektro cantilever pads with the Gevenalle pads. Set up was easy and the USA made titanium, aluminum, and steel hardware worked flawlessly. Now off to the gravel roads!
After several dusty gravel rides and lots of commuting, I can say that these pads are easily as good as my previous brakes, (which, by the way, were also using Kool Stop pads), and the braking was consistent after pad break in. Thankfully they were also very quiet. I didn’t ever experience the dreaded front brake chatter/shudder, but that may be more about my fork and set up than the pads.
I can heartily recommend these pads if you need cantilever brake pads in the future. The cartridge style inserts make replacing worn out pads a snap and most any good bicycle shop should stock suitable cartridge inserts. The fact that the holders come in many anodized hues and that the titanium, aluminum, and steel construction is top notch and light is a bonus. Gevenalle Canti Pads with anodized holders and Kool Stop pad inserts run $48.00-$60.00 MSRP depending on selected options and can be purchased direct from their site here.
Note: Gevenalle sent over the “Cross Brake Pads” at no charge to RidingGravel.com 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.