Dia-Compe 985 Silver NOS Classic Low Profile Cantilever Brakes

✓ Original set of brakes - produced in the 1990s
✓ New old stock! Still unused after all these years
✓ Worldwide shipping

Dia-Compe 985 cantilever brakes (or cantis if you prefer), hailing from Japan and in production during the 1990s (yet still new & unused after all this time!). Made from aluminium and weighing in at 415 grams. A fine choice for keeping your classic bike authentic, but also great for any other compatible bike.


Condition - New Old Stock*
Production Era - 1990s
Country - Japanese
Material - Aluminium
Weight - 415 g
Stock Code - D-CT23C

*New old stock items may have marks from storage over the years, and as we often have multiples they can vary from piece to piece, but they are always genuine new & unused items.


Profile Type - Low Profile
Post Distance - Wide


We've been safely sending orders around the world since 2010. There's a handy shipping calculator on the shopping cart page so you can see the cost of postage as soon as you've added it to your basket. Your order will be carefully packed and sent with tracking & insurance, we despatch most orders within 2-3 days but larger items and orders placed before the weekend can take an extra day or two to process.

We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

We don't charge VAT, however, if buying from outside of the UK please remember that there may be import fees to pay directly to the delivery company before receiving the order. Unfortunately we can’t advise on the exact costs as it varies from country to country, so please check your national rates before purchasing.


Profile Type - this refers to the angle between the cantilever arms and brake pads. Wide profile cantis have the greatest angle of well over 90 degrees, medium profile sit at around 90 degrees and low profile have a very narrow angle of under 90 degrees meaning they sit closer to the frame.

Post Distance - older cantilevers were designed for frames with mounting posts around 55 - 65 mm apart (measured from the centre of one to the other), at some point after the 1980s the posts were positioned further apart (between 77 - 85 mm). The later, wider variety cannot be used on older bikes with the narrow post distance, so we’ve categories these into ‘wide’ and ‘narrow’ to determine which cantilevers will fit your bike.