Shorty 4 allows you to run a quality, forged aluminum cantilever brake at a value price. Perfect for the privateer or athlete outfitting a whole family of bikes. Shorty 4 uses a center mount pad to reduce vibration and squeal.
Shorty 4 features full stainless hardware, so it won't corrode in the wet/muddy environment of cyclocross. Shorty is also an ideal design for bicycle touring or adventure bikes, since they can be maintained and adjusted with nothing more than a set of hex wrenches.
Shorty 4 vs. Shorty 6:
Compared with the Shorty 6, the Shorty 4 is very similar, but uses a one-piece brake pad instead of a carrier with a replaceable insert. We recommend Shorty 6 for wet, muddy environments where you may need to change pads more often, or if you switch between wheel types, requiring a change between carbon and aluminum brake pads. If you don't need this pad insert changing feature, Shorty 4 offers the same braking power and modulation, and you won't pay for the features of the Shorty 6 that you don't need.