Shimano Exage 500 LX (BR-M501) Classic Low Profile Cantilever Brakes

✓ Original parts - produced in the 1990s
✓ Professionally checked & cleaned
✓ Worldwide shipping

Shimano Exage 500 LX cantilever brakes, hailing from Japan and in production during the 1990s. Made from aluminium/steel and weighing in at 384 grams. A fine choice for keeping your classic bike authentic, but also great for any other compatible bike too.

The brakes have been cleaned, thoroughly checked by one of our mechanics and graded as good condition, but do take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition before you buy.


Condition - Good
Model ID - BR-M501
Production Era - 1990s
Country - Japanese
Material - Aluminium / Steel
Weight - 384 g
Stock Code - U-CT14C
NB - New replacement brake blocks.


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 (ctc) - 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.