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Shimano BR-R550

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The Shimano R550 Cantilever Brake is compatible with road levers and STI levers.

Features and Information

  • Compatible with road levers and STI levers
  • Not compatible with linear-pull brake levers
  • Linear spring; replaceable cartridge brake pads

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Shimano BR-R550
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

These are a...

By Jesse

from Tucson, Az United States

Comments about Shimano BR-R550:

These are a significant step up from all other Shimano cantilever brakes. Shoe setup is as easy as a V-brake. Rather than view the cable setup as being difficult or confusing, I see it as opening up options for strength and feel. I can set the front up for lighter action while maintaining the same lever pull as the rear.

 
5.0

Very satisfactory...

By David

from Pittsburgh, Pa United States

Comments about Shimano BR-R550:

Very satisfactory and no regrets at all for purchasing them. They installed easily, work well and do the job they were bought for. The pluses far outweigh the negatives.

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This was my first...

By Eric

from La Quinta, Ca United States

Comments about Shimano BR-R550:

This was my first experience setting up cantis, and I actually impressed myself in the process. In the process of tinkering to get increasingly better performance, I learned a lot about the mechanics of cantilevers. With a short investment of time, I have brakes that perform better than I ever expected from any cantilever. There is no squeal and no shudder, common curses of cantis. The arms feel plenty stiff, which concentrates the power at the pads...where it belongs. Speaking of pads, I installed koolstop salmons prior to brake installation, so I can't speak for the performance of the stock pad.

 
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Super stopping...

By David

from Yellowknife

Comments about Shimano BR-R550:

Super stopping power, almost too good when used on old gear. I have these brakes on three bikes and if I build up a Seven cycle mountain bike like I plan to the only reason I would not use these on it would be the snob factor, otherwise they could go on any level of bike.

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