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Tektro R559 55 - 73mm Reach Brake Caliper.  Recessed Mount

Tektro

R559 55 - 73mm Reach Brake Caliper. Recessed Mount

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Tektro R559 55 - 73mm Reach Brake Caliper. Recessed Mount

Click here to determine the correct brake reach for your bike.

Dual pivot with high clearance for fatter road tires up to 37mm wide. Long travel quick release provides wide opening for tire removal.

Works well with all traditional (short travel) brake levers (everything except "V type levers.")
Beautifully finished forged aluminum arms
Light aluminum quick release mechanism
Long travel quick release provides wide opening for tire removal.
Refillable brake shoes with spherical washers for angle adjustment.

These are an excellent upgrade for older frames that require long reach calipers.

See: http://sheldonbrown.com/reach for a detailed explanation of caliper reach, including how to measure your bike.

Like all newer calipers, these are designed for "recessed mounting." If your frame/fork is set up for the older exposed-nut mounting, see Brake Mounting Tips.

 

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Attractive  (3)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Easy to install  (3)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Good power output 

Cons

  • Easy to install 
  • Looks great 

Best Uses

  • 27 
  • Casual riding 
  • City biking 
  • Front brake for fixie 
  • Upgrade 

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5.0

Great upgrade for older road bike

By Jack

from New York, NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade

    Comments:

    I bought two front calipers to upgrade the single-pivot side-pulls on my old steel road bike and couldn't be happier. The calipers arms are stiff (i.e. don't flex much) with the pads set at around 57mm reach and brake feel is solid. These are well manufactured parts and the dab of thread locker on the post was a nice touch. Dual-pivot calipers are so much easier to center and adjust compared to my old single-pivots and I kick myself for not upgrading sooner. Installation was smooth using the tips offered by Sheldon (Thanks so much!). I ended up using a 5/16" (7.94mm) drill bit to enlarge the hole in the back of my front forks for the 8.00mm recessed nut...I wiggled the drill around to open up the 5/16" hole to 8.00mm which wasn't too difficult with a sharp bit (but be careful with power tools!). The new rear caliper (I used a second front to get the longer threaded post) went on just fine using the nuts and "half-round" washers/spacers from the old caliper...check for clearance between the arms/frame and don't forget to flip the brake pads around to face forward. My bike currently runs on 27x1-1/4" wheels and the extra reach I now have will allow me to upgrade to 700c wheels sometime in the future. I matched these with the BRL23 Shimano Tiagra "Æro" levers which are also really nice.

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    5.0

    Tektro R556 best bang for your buck

    By Rodney Blanchet 805 mountain biker

    from Lovely Santa Barbara Calif

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Perfect 4 Fixie
    • Lightweight
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Looks great
    • Very easy to install

    Best Uses

    • Front brake for Fixie

    Comments:

    By far the best upgrade for the money perfect for those who go from the old 27x1/14 to 700cc rims lines up nice and has incrediable stopping power all around very happy with this brake cant believe how easy it was to set up

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By R. Mysz

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      Smooth and accurate. Easy to install and adjust. So far, they have exceeded my expectations.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Open Wide!

      By robbo

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • City Biking
        • 27

        Comments:

        Beautiful, quality product. Stopping power equals or exceeds v-brakes. Long reach suitable for converting 27" wheel rides to 700c -- especially if you want to mount some wide cyclocross or city tires on the rims.

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        Front 13440 BRC390
        Rear 13439 BRC391

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