The Tektro R559 Long Reach Brakes offer 73mm reach and has a quick release with enough clearance for even the widest road tires. Power comes from the stiff forged aluminum arms and dual pivot design. The Tektro R559 is available with longer bolt and 10mm hex nut for classic style frames and forks.
I bought these to replace some prehistoric Dia Compe G calipers on a vintage Trek 614 road bike. They might have been good in their day, but by today's standards, not so much. They are single pivot, and you can see the flex, big-time, when you squeeze the brake levers. Weak.
These dual-pivot Tektros are a lot more efficient. I'd say they double the stopping power of the old Dia Compes. A little flexy, but you ain't expecting Dura Ace or Red or Super Record performance at this price, are you? The finish is not bad, either. Polished silver, almost chrome-like.
Some people complain about the pads that come with Tektros, but they seem pretty good to me. They work at least as well as the pads that came with the Ultegra caliper I bought for another bike. I feel no need to replace them.
The R559's reach is just barely short enough to use with the original 27" wheels, and more than enough for my 700C wheels which are hundreds of grams lighter than ye olde 27-inch, 36-spokers. Not long enough for 26" wheels; I checked, just for the heck of it.
And of course, JensonUSA made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Their 20% off sale, plus free shipping, made the R559s the best deal I could find online.
PROS: Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design
BEST USES: Light-duty Cx, Upgrade, Casual Riding, Road Biking
Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.
Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.
Get free 1-day California shipping with your $50 purchase today, on most orders. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in California(no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items
Cane Creek Ee Regular Mount Brake The Cane
Creek EE Brake isthe ultimate roadrimbrake, full stop. Offering a robust, patented design developed and refined by relentless engineering,this brake isalmost half the weight of its competition and offers dramatically higher overall ...
Racing down PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) at 55mph
on your bike requires serious stopping power. The CX-5 is a disc brake for your road bike. The CX-5 is to be used with short pull (STI, Drop, or Cantilever) levers. Cables ...
Shimano 105 BR-5810 Direct Mount Brakes Setting a
new bar in the trickle-down technology trend, Shimano 105 5800 brings uncompromising 11-speed road performance to the more budget conscious rider. With a foundation set firmly on the success of Dura-Ace and ...