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Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake

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The Tektro 857 AL Linear Pull Brake features long arms for fender clearance.

Features and Information

  • Long arms for fender clearance
Item Specifications
Color Gray
Hub/Brake Compatibility Rim Brake
Brake Type Linear Pull - Canti
Brake Lever Actuation Long Pull
Weight 162 g
Material Forged alloy
Brake Usage F/R Front,Rear
Pad One-piece
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Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Sturdy design (5)
  • Great stopping power (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Best value linear brakes

    By dieselfanman

    from Worcestershire, UK

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Great Stopping Power
    • Handles Elements Well
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

      I originally bought a single pair of these brakes to replace some old parallel push shimano deore XT that had developed excessive play for the front of my MTB. They are lighter and more powerful than the XT brakes as well as much cheaper. I was so impressed I bought a second pair for the rear. I run them with a roller rather than the noodle supplied, this seems to help with modulation and power.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      As advertised...

      By Alcon

      from Winfield, WV

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Great Stopping Power
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

        Purchased to replace brakes on my daughter's older bike. Easy installation and adjustment, and they're working perfectly. I rated them a five, but that is for pretty light use, no reason to believe they wouldn't hold up under pressure, though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Nice set of brakes!

        By Elmer

        from Bergen County, NJ

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

          Bought this to replace the installed Promax brakes on my son's bike. I meant to just replace the pads, but when I saw this, I ordered them instead of the pads! Same price, and everything is in the box including a couple of noodles and rubber boots!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Received but one pair was used

          By Austin Cyclist

          from Austin

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

                Received the two sets of brakes as ordered. I am happy with the price and quality of the brakes. The only reason I gave this 3 stars is because one box of brakes was open and appear used as if someone returned them and Jenson tried to resell them as new. It was not worth my time to contact Jenson for an exchange or return. This definitely makes me think twice about the quality of items being sold on the site and marked as new.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                They get the job done.

                By Doc

                from San Francisco, California

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy Design

                Cons

                • Noisy When Wet
                • Poor Lever Feel

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

                They're adequate brakes, and good for the price. They aren't what you'd use if you had unlimited funds, but sometimes you have to finish up a project on a budget, y'know?

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product for an affordable price

                By wiliermdb

                from Prairieville, LA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Great Stopping Power
                • Sturdy Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

                  Built up a '95 model Specialized hybrid frame I came across that was in perfect condition. Wanted to keep the build as affodable as possible to see if the wife enjoys cycling. Put a pair of these brakes on and they will rip the fillings out of your teeth. Excellent stopping power and very smooth feel. Highly recommend for under $30 a pair.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent brakes for the money!

                  By Michael

                  from Michigan

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good braking
                  • Good clearance
                  • Lighweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

                      Built up two different bikes using these and was very happy with the way they performed. I thought they were almost as good as the Shimano brakes I used on one of my other bikes.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Yeah! V-brakes for fenders

                      By Sven

                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

                      I'm no connoisseur of brakes, but these work great and I can finally install fenders.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Truly Average Brake

                      By monkeychart

                      from Redmond, WA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Long Clearance Arms

                      Cons

                      • Average Stopping Power
                      • Cheap Springs

                      Best Uses

                      • With Fenders

                      Comments about Tektro 857Al Linear Pull Brake:

                      The plus of these is that they have a slightly longer arm than average which allows for additional clearance on some fender set-ups. Unfortunately, this could equally cause some problems with certain rack mounts.

                      The stopping power is truly average. And the springs on this are flimsy, which leads to finicky adjustments over time.

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