There are a two primary methods to hang your front brake cable on your cross bike. There’s the fork yoke which bolts onto the font of the fork crown. The advantages are that you don’t need a housing stop on the headset (and it’s associated stack height). It can also improve cable routing by letting the cable get around even a low handlebar stem without a sharp kink. The disadvantages are that you can’t run a high straddle and if your fork isn’t drilled, you’re out of luck. Then there’s the traditional headset mounted cable stops. They allow practically unlimited straddle cable height. As were alluded to above, the disadvantages are increased stack height and the potential for some pretty nasty cable bends.
Well, there’s a third alternative. Use a cable hanger designed to fit on the seat post binder bolt and bolt it onto one of the stem faceplate bolts. You can usually get much better cable routing with this setup than with the headset mounted cable hangers and it allows plenty of straddle adjustment. It’s lighter than either of the other two alternatives as well.
I’ve taken a few photos of my setup on the pit bike. They’re part of the slide show in this post. Here’s a close up:
You can buy them at Nashbar.