These replace the "convenience" or "barrel" adjusters which come on brake levers, that draw up slack as brake cables stretch. They are the final piece on the lever before the cable exits the lever assembly. Sold in pairs, each of these weigh 5.5 grams or 11 grams per pair. They have 7mm by 1mm threaded exteriors with a trough cut down the middle for the cable to remain stationary in. These are made to work with Dia-Compe, Ritchey, Suntour or Shimano levers and are direct replacements for the SS-5, SS-7, Ritchey Logic, XC Pro, Grafton Re-entry, Paul Love Lever, Shimano M733
Dia-Compe, Ritchey, Suntour $ Price in Catalog
Shimano style $ Price in Catalog
These SRP bolts replace the bolts that are used in the clamp system binding the brake lever to the handlebar. The bolt has 6mm by 1mm threads and is 15.5mm long, The SRP version comes with a 5mm hex fitting to tighten the bolt with. Each of the bolts weigh 2 grams which is somewhat lighter than the 5 to 6 gram models they replace. These are direct replacements for the fastening bolts used on the SS-5, SS-7, Logic levers, XC Pro, PC-5, PC-8, Shimano M733, XTR M900. Sold per piece.
6mm x 1mm x 15.5mm - each $ Price in Catalog
SRP packages the Convenience adjusters and the fastening bolts described above in a kit form with all 4 in a single bag. You get two adjusters and two fastening bolts.
4 piece kit $ Price in Catalog
Specialty Racing Products has after market replacement bolts for cantilevers. These are the bolts that hold the arms to the frame. They are exact replacements, machined with the same length, thread, head dimensions and the recessed allen head fitting. Sold as a pair, these do not come with the washers that the bolt seats to. The pair weighs 6 grams while the standard version weighs 11 grams. There are longer length ones for use with booster plates (which add thickness in front of the arm). These bolts will not work with any type of "SE" (Suntour or Scott) cantilever brake. Be sure to specify standard or long length (booster plate model).
Long 25mm sold pair $ Price in Catalog
Shimano sells their cantilever brakes with a series of five steel parts to hold and position the brake pad. The largest of these pieces is the "pad holder" piece also known as the "cantilever brake eye bolt". These are machined from Ti 6Al-4V rod and their are three models of this pad holder available. These are sold in pairs, to replace the pad holder in arm of the brake.
Our part number 06-91-PH-ST is a barrel shaped piece, that is 11mm in diameter with a 5mm hex fitting on its face for adjustment. The holder has 6mm by 1mm threads for the tightening nut. The post is 19mm long with 10mm of threads. The pair has a weight of 10.5 grams, instead of the 16.5 grams of the steel model. They will replace the pad holders in the Dia-Compe 987, DC 986, Ritchey Logic, Shimano M560, M737, M900, Suntour XC Pro
Sold in pairs. $ Price in Catalog
Our part number 06-91-PH-94 is a bulb shaped piece, whose bulb shape holds the steel pad base washer in place even when there is no pad in the brake. It has a 5mm hex fitting on its face for adjustment, and 6mm by 1mm threads for the tightening nut. The post is 19.2mm long with 14mm of threads. The pair weight of these holders is 9.5 grams, instead of the 17.5 grams of the steel model. These will replace pad holders in the Dia-Compe 987, DC 986, Ritchey Logic, Shimano M560, M737, M900, Suntour XC Pro
Sold in pairs. $ Price in Catalog
Our part number 06-91-PH is a bulb shaped piece, whose bulb shape holds the steel pad base washer in place even when there is no pad in the brake. Like the one above, this has a 5mm hex fitting on its face for final adjustments. It's threaded with 6mm by 1mm threads and this is the only difference, the post on this holder is 17.2mm long with 11mm of threads, while the one written about above is 19.2mm long. The M900 brake was the first using this bulb shaped holder, later Shimano made the post longer in the LX M560 and XT M737 versions. The pair weight of these holders is 9.5 grams, instead of the 17 grams of the steel model. These will replace pad holders in the Dia-Compe 987 (best of the 3 pad holders), DC 986, Ritchey Logic, Shimano M900, Suntour XC Pro (best of the three), Joe's, Grafton Speed Control
Sold in pairs. $ Price in Catalog
This 18 piece kit replaces many of the steel pieces used on XTR M900 cantilever brakes. They are machined from Titanium 6Al-4V rod. This kit actually has 9 pieces for each brake so to use it fully you must have an M900 and rear. Included are four brake pad holders, the set of four steel originals weigh 34 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 18.5 grams. There are four steel mounting bolts, the steel originals weigh 15 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 9 grams. There are four brake pad tightening nuts, (the 6mm by 1mm with a 10mm outer hex), the steel originals weigh 8 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 4.5 grams. There are two cable fastening bolts, the pair weight of the steel originals is 4.5 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 2.5 grams. The final four pieces are the two bolts and two nuts used to hold the aluminum carrier plates together. The steel originals weigh 7 grams, the Ti replacements weigh just 4.5 grams. If you do the math you will find that using this kit reduces the weight of each brake 14.75 grams, dropping a total from the two of 29 grams.
18 piece M900 XTR Ti kit $ Price in Catalog
This kit replaces 14 steel parts that are the same on both LX and XT cantilevers. The parts kit is to change out the pieces on two cantilevers. If you read our review of both, you know that it is our opinion the they are identical except the LX version is painted Black. This kit includes 4 pad holders (eyebolts) and the 6mm x 1mm nuts that hold them. It also includes 4 cantilever mounting bolts to hold the canti arms to the mounting studs. It also comes with 2 cable fixing bolts, one for each brake. The steel originals weigh 74 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 40 grams.
06-91-X13 $ Price in Catalog
The Tri-Align brake is with a doubt the most innovative, well conceived and engineered cantilever brake to show itself. However, each Tri-Align comes with 6 steel bolts, three used on each arm. Both of the 5mm by .8mm pad holder bolts that 30mm and 20mm long as well as the 6mm by 1mm by 15.5mm length mounting bolt. This kit replaces out all the steel bolts used on two brakes so it assume that you have a Tri-Align both front and rear. The four steel mounting bolts weigh 15 grams, the replacements weigh just 9 grams. The set of four 30mm long pad holder bolts weigh 22 grams, the Ti replacements weigh just 11.5 grams. The set of four 20mm long pad holder bolts weigh 16 grams while the Ti replacements weigh just 9.5 grams. This kit drops 12 grams per brake, so the short model weighs 130.5 grams and the long arm model will weigh 141 grams.
06-91-AV 12 piece Tri-Align 2 brake kit $ Price in Catalog
06-91-AV 6 piece Tri-Align 1 brake kit $ Price in Catalog
This 14 piece sets replaces steel bolts found on the calipers only of the 105SC and Ultegra brake sets. Included are replacements for the front and rear cneter pivot bolt the arms revolve around and the recessed brake nuts that tighten the pivot bolt in place. The brake pads on these brakes are held by a bolt that threads into the rear of the pad, the kit includes all 4 of these. On the right side of each caliper is a bolt and nut that makes the dual pivot, the kit includes 2 of each of these. And lastly it also has 2 of the cable fastening bolts. The steel originals weigh 66 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 35.5 grams $ Price in Catalog
This kit replaces on the Dura-Ace calipers the same parts outlined above. The steel originals weigh 72 grams, the Ti replacements weigh just 39.5 grams. $ Price in Catalog
This kit replaces out many of the steel parts in the 1993 and earlier Chorus caliper set only. It changes the same parts on both the front and rear. Included are pivot bolt that the calipers revolve on, and the flat nuts that hold the caliper arm tension. There are two pivot bolt end caps, and 2 recessed 6mmx x1mm nuts for the rear of the pivot bolt. There are 4 brake pad bolts, (remember the bolt threads into the pads on these calipers). And finally there are 2 cable fixing bolts to cinch the brake inner to the caliper. The steel originals weigh 102 grams, the Ti replacements weigh just 56 grams $ Price in Catalog
This replaces out the pivot bolts, the pivot nuts, the 4 recessed brake pad nuts, the 4 brake pad bolts, the side pivot bolts that make the dual pivot aspect of the brakes, and the cable fixing bolts. The steel originals weigh 112 grams, the Ti replacements weigh 61 grams. $ Price in Catalog
This is a pair of machined from Titanium rod mounting bolts. The have 6mm by 1mm threads and are 12.5mm long. The mushroom head is 12.5mm in diameter and has 5mm hex fitting recessed in the head. The steel original that this replaces weighs 5.5 grams, while this Ti replacement weighs just 3 grams. These are sold in pairs. They can be used as direct replacements for the mounting bolts which come with the Dia-Compe 987, 986 Logic, XC Pro, and many more.
Canti bolts 6mm x 1mm x 12.5mm - pair $ Price in Catalog
Nearly every cantilever brake and many of the caliper brakes use a steel tightening nut that has 6mm by 1mm threads. These nuts have 10mm outer hex shape. The steel original weighs 2 grams. SRP makes a machined Titanium replacement for these nut that weighs just 1 gram. We found this nut to be a exact replacement for the tightening nuts on the threaded pad holder for these cantilever brakes, Dia-Compe 987, DC 986, Ritchey Logic, Shimano M560, M737, M900, Suntour XC Pro, Shimano M733 lever
6mm x 1mm x 10mm exterior $ Price in Catalog
Many brake levers have the handle section joined to the clamp assembly by a steel bolt with 5mm by .8mm threads. The nut on the bottom side of these is a cadmium plated steel model with a 8mm outer hex shape. This SRP nut is the Ti replacement for these. The steel original weighs 1 gram, the Ti version weighs less than 1/2 gram. This nut is direct replacement for the nuts used this way on the SS-5, SS-7, Logic, PC-5, PC-8 leversets.
5mm x .8mm x 8mm exterior $ Price in Catalog
The Answer bar ends are easily among the best conceived and executed of the bar ends we've written about. If you've already read any part of this book you know how sparingly praise is awarded. Answer is now the only bar end maker using an internal wedge system to hold the bar end to the handlebar. Part of the reason why is the Answer wedge aluminum system weighs so much less than the previous steel systems. Another reason is that Answer cleverly designed their system to expand and grip the interior of the handlebar within an outer shell that surrounds the outside of the handlebar to enclose what ever expansion it undergoes. In this way even the thinnest of handlebar tubing walls are supported both internally and externally from the expansive nut of the bar end. The bar end has two major structural pieces, the wedge to grip assembly and the grip tubing.
The wedge to grip assembly is machined from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. It's function is to house the internally expanding wedge at one end and enlarge the diameter to accommodate, and set the angle for the grip tubing to be TIG welded to it. The interior of the handlebar end has a machine tapered aluminum cone that presses into the handlebar to center and hold it, while six inclined wedges are expanded by the tightening of a bolt that draws up a machined aluminum wedge. The six inclined wedges each equally cover all 360 degrees of the interior of the handlebar. While the handlebar side of the wedge to grip assembly accommodates the 22.2mm outer diameter of the handlebars, the grip tubing side has a 25.4mm or 1" diameter matching that of the grip tubing. Answer alone is the only maker using a larger 1" diameter grip tubing, which is closer to the dimension most hands require, its draw back is that grips fit a bit tightly if at all on these bar ends. The grip tubing is made of 6061-T6 alloy with a 1mm wall thickness. The XC model of the Hyperends has a grip tube with an overall length of 8 inches. The primary grip section is 4 inches long, and the secondary section is also 4 inches long. Five inches of the grip tubing starting and inch from the wedge to grip assembly, is lightly sand blasted to texture the surface. The wedge to grip assembly introduces 10 degrees of angle inward toward the front wheel to the grip tube, when the two pieces are TIG welded together. The bend making the secondary grip section adds another 62 degrees of additional inward angle, while rising at a 7 degree angle. An artfully machined from aluminum rod end cap plugs the end of the grip tube. It's machined so that it tightly fits when just pressed-in. The bolt which draws up the wedge is made of steel, 6mm by 1mm thread pitch, 20mm in length, with a 5mm hex head and 6 gram weight. A Titanium replacement for this steel bolt is available at the end of this section. The Answer XC Hyperends are available with a Blue, Black, or Silver (clear) with the alloy end plugs left in the Silver aluminum color. The weight of a set of XC Hyperends, with steel bolts, is 162.5 grams. Price in Catalog
The Hyperend Hill Bends are the same as the XC with changes in the grip tubings length and angles. The grip tube has a 7 inch overall length, with 4 inches given a lightly sand blasted finish beginning an inch from the wedge to grip assembly. The wedge to grip assembly introduces 10 degrees of angle inward toward the front wheel to the grip tube, when the two pieces are TIG welded together. The bend making the secondary grip section adds another 45 degrees of additional inward angle, while rising at a 5 degree angle. The same wedge assembly and end plugs are used on the Hill Bend set. The Answer Hill Bend Hyperends are available with a Blue, Black, Silver (clear) or Purple anodized finish, with the alloy end plugs left in the Silver aluminum color. The weight of a set of Hill Bend Hyperends, with steel bolts, is 155.5 grams. Price in Catalog
The Hyperends Guardian is the final variation of the Answer bar ends. The Guardians use the same mounting system as the previous models but have a longer "Tri" bend styling with a short tertiary grip section. Using 1 inch diameter tubing that is TIG welded to the mount, the grip tube has an overall length of 9 5/8". The wedge assembly introduces a 10 degree bend inward toward the front wheel. The primary grip section is 3 1/4 inches long. The secondary bend adds an additional 64 inward degrees and 7 degrees of upward bend to the 3 1/4" secondary grip section. The final tertiary grip section is 3 1/8" long, bent at an added 34 degrees while still sloping upward at 7 degrees. The grip tubing is given a light sand blasting to provide extra adhesion for grips or hands on the middle 7 1/4 inches beginning 1 inch from the joining of the wedge assembly. The same wedge assembly and end plugs used are the same found on the Hill Bend and XC set. The Answer Guardian Hyperends are available with a Blue, Black, Silver (clear) or Lavender anodized finish, with the alloy end plugs left in the Silver aluminum color. The weight of a set of Tri- Bend Guardians, with steel bolts, is 175.5 grams. These have been discontinued for 1997.