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Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake

Item #: BR307B00
USD$26.95 SAVE 10% USD$29.99 msrp
Aug 1, 2017
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Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake

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)
4.2 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Great value cantis
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.

PROS: Good stopping power, Road brakepad shoes, Great Value

CONS: A bit finicky
February 25, 2012
Chapel Hill, NC
All you need.
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.

PROS: Easy Set Up, Everything included, Great performance, Smooth feel, High Quality Finish

BEST USES: Cyclocross, Gravel century cruiser
March 21, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
I picked up these...
I picked up these brakes for my build a few months back and they work well. I'm a heavy rider and these brakes have enough power to stop the bike on steep descents even at speeds above 40mph. I'd love to have Discs but these are a good compromise for weight savings.
August 3, 2010
New Orleans, La United States
Great budget cantis
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.

PROS: Good braking power, Easy Installation, Tektro name, cheap

CONS: none
February 23, 2012
Baltimore, MD
nice economical upgrade
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.

PROS: Easy To Install, Sturdy Design
December 14, 2012
Sacramento, CA
These brakes are...
These brakes are excellent. I replaced the original cantilevers on my Miyata with these. For a cantilever they set-up pretty easily and are adjustable; Tektro did a great job putting the modern touches on a classic design. This type 'high-profile' style of cantilever has a great feel on the brake levers and tons of stopping power. Oh yeah, and they are a great bargain here at Jenson. Recommended.
April 17, 2009
San Antonio, Tx
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!

PROS: easy quick release, Mud Clearance, value, Easy Set Up, durability

BEST USES: Mud, Racing, Commuting, Cyclocross
October 8, 2012
The Cheap Champ
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.

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Easy To Install, Price

CONS: Stock Pads

BEST USES: commuting, Cross
July 31, 2014
Pretty famous
These brakes are pretty famous so I thought I'd give them a shot for a commuter bike. I'm using them with a cliffhanger rim and kool stop pads. No complaints so far with performance. They are easy to install and have many thoughtful features that set them apart from other cantilever brakes. They are pretty wide so mind your feet when you swing over the saddle.

PROS: Easy To Install, Great Stopping Power
March 13, 2016
Excellent Value
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.

PROS: cheap, Pads Easy To Source, Easy setup, Powerful

CONS: Adjuster Screw Burred

BEST USES: Touring, Cyclocross
October 10, 2012

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Are these for a road or mtn bike use?
dan w on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think they are for short pull levers only, so road/cx or older mountain bikes, but not mountain bikes with V-brakes. Mine are on a cx bike.
What does short pull mean? Also i thought v brakes were for mtn bikes only.
dan w on Jul 25, 2017
Do these come with brake cables and housing? Or is it just the straddle cable?
justine on Sep 25, 2016

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