Dia Compe 999 Cantilever Brake

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- Traditional LACB (long arm canti brakes) are a popular choice with cyclocross and touring bike applications
- Compatible with standard-pull road brake levers
- Fully adjustable
- 167g per wheel
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Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
Great Classic Look And Superb Brake
By Anonymous
16 Aug 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consdifficult setup for novice
Proshigh quality brake
I would put this brake on par with the old Shimano XT m730 cantilevers and way beyond similarly priced Tecktro's. the post style isn't easy for the novice but if your smart you'll replace the pads with a cartridge type and never have to adjust them again.
Questions & Answers (12)
Compatible straddle cable?
24 May 2023
Can you please identify a replacement straddle cable for these brakes? The cable that comes with the brakes has one end that’s like a road brake/gear cross. All other straddle cables I’ve used have had a much bulkier cable end.
Would a brake or gear cable suffice as they are thinner?
The straddle takes a gear nipple end and uses 1.6mm cable, provided you use the same it will be fine, try part number 6814 SK 25/05/23
55mm bosses?
29 Mar 2023
Hi will these fit a 1987 Raleigh Royal super tourist with 55mm cc brake bosses and 700x25 tyre's?
These brakes are designed to mount onto standard cantilever bosses so they should fit on your bike. SK 30/03/23
Does this come with Straddle Cable?
19 Sep 2020
No, this item is packaged as seen.
Can I use them on Mavic A719 rims.
16 Aug 2020
Yes, these would be fine.

Thanks - 17/08/20
Can the model for sale be used for both front and rear?
19 Feb 2020

yes these can be used both on the front and the rear.

Will these suit external spring holes?
16 May 2019
The spring holes on my canti studs are on the outside rather than the inside. Any idea if these brakes will work, other others that would suit?
they will not, the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brake (front or rear) and the Suntour Self-Energising SE Cantilever Brakes - Rear do not need the holes
Can I use flat bar shimano STi levers with dia-compe 999 cantilever brakes
22 Mar 2019
Hi there,
yes they will work fine,
Can you supply spares parts for this brake. I need a pair of tensioning springs?
13 Feb 2019
Hi there,

Unfortunately we do not sell any spares for these brakes im afraid.

replacing Tektro Oryx Cantis
07 Sep 2018
I currently have a touring bike and need to replce the cantilevers.
Will the Dia comp 999 be a suitable replacement and will they fit the wheel width?
I have Shimano 105 STI levers.
Could I use the Avid Shorty ones/
If neither of these are suitable what others could I choose of not Tektro again?

You can use any centre pull cantilever brake.

Is this for one pair or two?
17 Oct 2017

These brakes are sold individually.

Comaptible With 80S Forks?
30 May 2016
Will these brakes work with canti bosses that are only 55mm apart?

They should just about work on your forks providing you have a fairly narrow rim. Too wide a rim and the blocks will sit on the rim the whole time.

Cable Included?
26 Mar 2016
Does these suit fore and aft on the bike, and is the cable needed included?

These brakes can be used on either the front or the rear and the straddle wire to connect the two arms is indeed included.