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Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set

USD$64.99
Item #: BR251E00
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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 R539 Road Caliper Set
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual riding (3)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

Good value for the money

By Racer99

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Decent Quality
  • Durable

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments about Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set:

I have an older Schwinn World frame that these are mounted on. I would have given these a 5 star rating except I had to enlarge the rear hole in the front fork as well as the rear hole in the rear mount just so the mounting nut could be installed. Nothing mentioned in the instructions about it either. The front fork hole was no big deal and was easy to drill to the correct size (.312"). The rear was a problem though as the seat post down tube was in the way and I couldn't even get a right-angle drill in place to enlarge the hole. I ended up spending about 25 minutes with a dremel tool "milling" out the hole to the proper size. Eventually I was able to enlarge the hole and mount the caliper properly but I suspect others may not have the patience for this. TEKTRO should be made aware of this and modify their instructions accordingly. Also, JENSONUSA should mention this within the item's description on there site. Beyond the installation issues, they seem to work well and look quite nice for my budget road bike build.

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  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice set of brakes!!

By JandA

from Pasadena, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Road Biking
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tektro R539 Brakes

    By Dave

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Uses Standard Shimano Pad

    Cons

    • Mediocre Oem Pads
    • Stiff Return Springs

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tektro Road calipers

    By Born on two wheels

    from Oregon

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Allows For Wider Tires
    • Great stopping power
    • Quick Release

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road

      Comments about Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set:

      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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tektro 539 Road Calipers

      By Roger the Commuter

      from Pearl Harbor , HI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Cartridges
      • Good modulation
      • Looks great
      • Qr Safety Lever
      • Quick Release Opens Wide
      • Reasonably Priced

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Casual riding

      Comments about Tektro R539 Road Caliper Set:

      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.

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      • Q:

        Will these brakes accommodate 45mm fenders?
        Asked on 4/12/2016 by Del from Hamden ct

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        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          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?

          Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brandon from Riverside, CA
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