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Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake

USD$26.95 10% off USD$29.99 msrp
Item #: BR307B00
USD$26.95 10% off USD$29.99 msrp
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RT-5 Mini V-brake Cantilever Brakes front and rear compatible. Dual tension adjusters, pads are factory installed for rear wheel. For front wheel interchange the pads.
  • Brake Type: Linear Pull - Cantilever
  • Brake Lever Actuation: Short Pull
  • Weight: 121 g
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Brake Usage F/R: Front, Rear
  • Pad: Cartridge
  • Hub/Brake Compatibility: Rim Brake
  • Includes straddle cable
  • Sold singly, order a quantity of "2" for two brakes(front and rear)
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Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

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    (4)

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    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cyclocross (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, inexpensive brakes

Tried this to replace a stock Tektro 992A on my bike in hopes of better stopping power. At the price, hard to beat, comes with everything you need to install it.Read complete review

Tried this to replace a stock Tektro 992A on my bike in hopes of better stopping power. At the price, hard to beat, comes with everything you need to install it.
Installation was a breeze mostly, no troubles at all. The braking feel is much firmer, better feel. Unfortunately, the braking power seems to be not much improved vs. the 992A's. Perhaps my bike is too heavy, but I'm used to much better performance from my caliper brakes on my lighter road bikes, even in the wet. Will try better pads later, but quite satisfied with these brakes, especially for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent brakes for the money

Bought these to replace the Tektro Oryx brakes that came stock with my Masi CX bike (Oryx are about the only cantis going that are even cheaper in price than these ones). Read complete review

Bought these to replace the Tektro Oryx brakes that came stock with my Masi CX bike (Oryx are about the only cantis going that are even cheaper in price than these ones).

So far these have been a marginal upgrade. The major benefit to this point is that they are less fiddly to set up than the Oryx brakes, more easily adjusted, and don't seem nearly as prone to chatter or squealing.

Given the way the brake arms are set up, I would have expected more power out of them, but they have no more braking power than the Oryx line. I'm keen to try these with kool stop salmon pads, as the stock pads, while okay I guess, are pretty weak in any kind of wet weather - they seem to be able to slow the bike alright, but bringing it to a complete halt is another matter, which is odd.

Still, for the price, not too shabby. If you're thinking of doing what other reviewers have done, and decide to pick up some kool stop salmon pads, be aware that that you'll need the kool stop pads with the narrower stem (the stem comes in two sizes as far as I understand it - the thicker stem will not pass through the hole on these brakes).

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4.0

Good, inexpensive brakes

By IBall

from Pacific NW

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

    Tried this to replace a stock Tektro 992A on my bike in hopes of better stopping power. At the price, hard to beat, comes with everything you need to install it.
    Installation was a breeze mostly, no troubles at all. The braking feel is much firmer, better feel. Unfortunately, the braking power seems to be not much improved vs. the 992A's. Perhaps my bike is too heavy, but I'm used to much better performance from my caliper brakes on my lighter road bikes, even in the wet. Will try better pads later, but quite satisfied with these brakes, especially for the price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    The Cheap Champ

    By DanC

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power
    • Price

    Cons

    • Stock Pads

    Best Uses

    • commuting
    • Cross

    Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

    Replaced my Oryx. Immediately noticeable upgrade. Much easier set up. Better feel and stopping power.

    The stock pads were hard so I replaced with some Shimano pads. Will put Kool Stop Salmon on for cross season.

     
    5.0

    nice economical upgrade

    By Mark916

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Sturdy Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

        Nice improvement over lousy Avid Shorty 4 brakes that had weaker stopping power and were noisy. Install was easy and noises were eliminated. They happen to look nice despite being affordable. First time I installed cantilevers and included instructions were clear.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Decent brakes for the money

        By Mark The Destroyer

        from Vancouver, BC

        Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

        Bought these to replace the Tektro Oryx brakes that came stock with my Masi CX bike (Oryx are about the only cantis going that are even cheaper in price than these ones).

        So far these have been a marginal upgrade. The major benefit to this point is that they are less fiddly to set up than the Oryx brakes, more easily adjusted, and don't seem nearly as prone to chatter or squealing.

        Given the way the brake arms are set up, I would have expected more power out of them, but they have no more braking power than the Oryx line. I'm keen to try these with kool stop salmon pads, as the stock pads, while okay I guess, are pretty weak in any kind of wet weather - they seem to be able to slow the bike alright, but bringing it to a complete halt is another matter, which is odd.

        Still, for the price, not too shabby. If you're thinking of doing what other reviewers have done, and decide to pick up some kool stop salmon pads, be aware that that you'll need the kool stop pads with the narrower stem (the stem comes in two sizes as far as I understand it - the thicker stem will not pass through the hole on these brakes).

         
        4.0

        Excellent Value

        By MikeD

        from Australia

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • cheap
        • Easy setup
        • Pads Easy To Source
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Adjuster Screw Burred

        Best Uses

        • Cyclocross
        • Touring

        Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

        Great brake for the money. Buy some Kool Stop salmons at the same time and you get a great set of Cx brakes for ~$50. Only negative is that of of the spring tension allen bolts used to adjust the tension of each spring burred off.

         
        5.0

        Value value value value

        By hsssdff

        from USA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • durability
        • easy quick release
        • Easy Set Up
        • Mud Clearance
        • value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cyclocross
          • Mud
          • Racing

          Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

          VALUE VALUE VALUE VALUE

          For the money it does NOT get any better than this. If you are looking for some cantis for your cross bike than pick these! I would suggest them even over the most expensive canti brakes. You cant beat the prie. You are getting top of the line quality, and durability.

          The price was so good, and I was so happy with this product that I bought an extra one just to have!

           
          5.0

          All you need.

          By RingoDaddy

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Set Up
          • Everything included
          • Great performance
          • High Quality Finish
          • Smooth feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cyclocross
            • Gravel century cruiser

            Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

            I was very impressed when I received these brakes. They're a reasonably priced choice, in a market of brakes priced WAY TO HIGH. Don't waste your money on bling. You can't fill that void with overpriced, overengineered, fanciness. These have a smooth feel, powerful performance, and not chatter at all. Granted, I used a fork mounted cable hanger (tektro as well), which you should consider if you've ever had brake squeal. I've put a couple hundred miles on them and they're still perfectly set up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great value cantis

            By CoffeeDoc

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good stopping power
            • Great Value
            • Road brakepad shoes

            Cons

            • A bit finicky

            Best Uses

            • CX especially in the mud

            Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

            I picked these up over a year ago. So far, I have nothing to complain about. Once they are set up, they work very well and have held up for a few CX season. I like the road brake shoes, so I can use any one of the compounds that are available.

             
            5.0

            Great budget cantis

            By Randoboarder

            from Baltimore, MD

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • cheap
            • Easy Installation
            • Good braking power
            • Tektro name

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Daily commuter

            Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

            These were easy to install on my commuter (Surly Cross Check). It was a budget build, but these perform like $90 cantis. Can't go wrong with these if you're only using your bike to commute. Haven't gone trail riding so I can't tell you how they handle mud, but I couldn't say these wouldn't be able to handle it.

            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            after replacing...

            By Nelson

            from Scarborough On Canada

            Comments about Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake:

            after replacing front pads to yellow from black , it made no difference in braking well.lowering the cable to try to get as close to the 90* linkwire requirement , was an improvement , but since the mechanical advantage of these cantis are much less than v-brakes , i've given up & going back to V's that work perfectly for years at 100 times the stopping ability.

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