I got the call that these Avid Shorty Ultimate brakes came in yesterday. Choosing brakes for the cross project was tough. There are many choices that are qualified to be on a top notch build such as this. Finally, I decided to go back to my mountain biking days, and use what I think is the standard bearer for brakes in that discipline. Avid have always made a quality product, which was evidenced by the demand for these brakes. I apparently got one of the last remaining sets left at QBP, which is to say that cross is growing in popularity and Avid are on everyones’ radar. I am really looking forward to this bike being built. Soon, very soon.