Picked up my new crux yesterday, (starburst so i'm excited). Had the shop slap an old drive-train on it but went for some mini-v's this time around. On my shakedown ride yesterday i noticed the great stopping power. I also noticed the pads were setup insanely close to the rims.
I'm expecting a somewhat muddy race this weekend, should I release a little cable from the anchor bolt to give myself some more clearance or is this how these are supposed to be setup? Thanks, any help is appreciated.
They run pretty close to the rim, not much wiggle room. Less clearance is the tradeoff for better stopping power. If you are not comfortable with messing with it yourself take it down to your LBS let them know you are planning on a muddy race and see what they can do for you.
For more info see: http://cowbell.cxmagazine.com/forum/topics/v-brake-enlightenment-qu...
I have CX8.4s as well. I have to keep them very tight on the rims to get the stopping power I want. Otherwise the pull distance gets very long and I am burying my shifters into the bar tape and/or my fingers if I'm in the drops. The next time I'm in there to change the bar tape I'm going to experiment with some compressionless housings.