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Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set

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Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set

The R539 is an excellent dual pivot caliper brake for road bikes. Made of forged aluminum arms, this caliper is solid, yet only weighs in at 160grams each. The R539 features Tektro’s new lock device QR. Standard calipers don’t open very wide. Therefore, it is hard to get wider tires out. However, Tektro has increased the width that it opens as well as added on a safety lock devise.

  • Dual Pivot Caliper
  • Forged aluminum arms
  • P422 adjustable angle cartridge brake pads
  • Dimensions: 47-59mm
  • 160 grams per
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Tektro 539 Road Calipers
These replaced the stock (no-name) calipers that came on a Schwinn Madison single speed. I am using wide (32mm) tires for casual riding and commuting. The stock calipers don't open wide enough for the tires to be installed. The Tektros open really wide. They look great too.

PROS: Qr Safety Lever, Good modulation, Adjustable Cartridges, Looks great, Reasonably Priced, Quick Release Opens Wide

CONS: none
September 18, 2012
Location:
Honolulu
Tektro R539 Brakes
These are good brakes and one of the few "long reach" (47 - 59 mm) models available. They use standard Shimano compatible road pads and holders which are easy to find. Pad alignment is easy to adjust. The return springs are quite stiff requiring more than usual hand pressure and the OEM pads are not that good so substituting Kool Stop "Dura type" pads is recommended.

PROS: Uses Standard Shimano Pad, Easy To Install, Attractive Design

CONS: Stiff Return Springs, Mediocre Oem Pads

BEST USES: Casual Riding, Road Biking
February 1, 2013
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
Tektro Road calipers
I ordered a pair to replace my old brakes. I'm really picky with my brakes and these brakes surprised me. These brakes provide good feel and stopping power in dry and rainy weather. And I like the fact the quick release actually works.
Overall very impressed and ended up buying another pair for my girlfriend's bike.

PROS: Great stopping power, Allows For Wider Tires, Quick Release
October 31, 2012
Location:
Oregon
Nice set of brakes!!
I needed a better set of brakes and these fit the bill. My original Dia Compe brakes lacked stopping power and didn't operate well with Shimano brifters. These work and look great on my steel frame bike.

PROS: Durable, Attractive Design, Easy To Install

BEST USES: Road Biking, Casual Riding, Upgrade
November 28, 2013
Location:
Pasadena, CA
Good value for the money
Received the item very quickly. This is pretty normal from JensonUSA.

PROS: Durable, Decent Quality, Attractive Design

CONS: Difficult To Install
March 19, 2014
Location:
Sacramento, CA

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Do you install this caliper set with a recessed nut or hex nut?
Ruben on Feb 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Standard recessed setup
Will these brakes accommodate 45mm fenders?
DEL on Apr 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Del, probably not.

It really depends on what tire / fender combination you are using. With a 45mm fender, my assumption is that you are using a tire that is 35-40mm wide, and if that's the case, you would likely need a longer reach brake caliper, such as the Tektro R559, to accommodate the tire size alone. Fenders wider than 35mm would typically be paired with a bike that is equipped with cantilever brakes or a centerpull brake with lots of clearance, like the Paul Racer.

What kind of frame, tire, fender combination are you hoping to accomplish?

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