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Help deciding between: Shorty Ultimate, TRP RevoX, and TRP EuroX


I am looking to upgrade my canti's from the Shorty 4 set that I am running. I've narrowed down my options to:

  • Shorty Ultimate
  • TRP RevoX (Carbon)
  • TRP EuroX (Carbon)

Some of the things that I am looking for in my brakes are:

  • Easily adjust position of pads (I use 3 different wheelsets, all having different widths)
  • Good mud clearance
  • Light weight

I am able to get very good prices on all three sets, so if anyone who has used some of these brakes can give their opinion that would be great.



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I have had 3 sets of the EuroX (both aluminum and magnesium, but not carbon) and have had great luck with them.  The pads are very, very adjustable and I really like the pad toe in adjustment.  One of my riding buddies switched to the Avid Ultimates last year it cured brake power and chatter issues he had with the Shorty 4''s his bike came with.  His only complaint is that the initial setup was a little fiddly (probably the same as the EuroX's in all honesty).

All three of your brake choices will have good mud clearance and are lightweight. 

I would buy another set of EuroX's in a heartbeat!

I've heard the shorty ultimates are quite nice. Probably a great choice. They have easier to find pad carriers too compared to the unique type the TRPs have

I've used EuroX and RevoXs. They are pretty much identical in quality. 

Choosing between TRPs I would go for the RevoXs as the design of the EuroXs is more suitable to a wider canti stud placement like you often find on older steel bikes. Also it's hard to get the trasverse cable low enough on the EuroXs to get good power and modulation on modern bikes IME. They are nice, I just had problems with the bikes I tried to use them on. 

Lastly the RevoXs have vertical pad adjustment that the EuroXs do not. 


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