Select Page

Rim brakes for gravel bikes? Cane Creek explores the option with prototype eeBrake for big tires

Rim brakes for gravel bikes? Cane Creek explores the option with prototype eeBrake for big tires

Known for pushing the limits of bike design, the bikes of Rob English almost always attract a lot of attention. At Sea Otter though, it…

Wednesday, Apr 13

News

Known for pushing the limits of bike design, the bikes of Rob English almost always attract a lot of attention. At Sea Otter though, it wasn’t only the bike that was drawing a crowd. The gorgeous English Cycles all road bike was running a unique set of brakes custom made by Cane Creek. When it comes to rim brakes, some models struggle to fit much bigger than a 28mm tire. Not these. The prototype eeBrakes from Cane Creek were designed to fit up to a 44mm tire–like these 700c x 44mm Snoqualmie Pass tires from ReneHerse. As of the show, Cane Creek had no plans of taking them to production, but obviously, they could if there was demand. The bike was loaded with incredible parts including a one-piece CNC machined cassette and other Cane Creek products like the eeWings titanium cranks. For more on this bike, check out Ron’s ‘awesomely interesting’ bike round-up . Elsewhere in the booth, Cane Creek was showing off their new purple eeWings preload adjuster rings which will replace gold as an option. The other news came in the form of their new Hellbender Lite bearings with a hybrid steel and aluminum bearing design for the best blend of weight and durability. Get the full rundown on the new headsets here .

Share This