Long reach brake caliper set. Front & Rear. 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.
I have a totally sweet 1970's Yamaguchi 10 speed. I was going to keep it original, but I decided to go to alloy wheels and then I thought I might as well just upgrade the whole thing.
The bad news is that these are the only brakes that will just bolt up that I could find, all others had a recessed mount. The good news is these are really great brakes. Do they weight about as much as a feather? No, but if you skip the lunchtime cheeseburger you'll lose more weight on your ride than you would on a pair of crazy expensive brakes. Just skip the cheeseburger, save yourself the calories and the money.
They mounted in 1/2 an hour for front and back with new cables and housing. After getting them on I took out the bike to see how they worked. I was going pretty slow and instead of doing the smart thing and gently squeezing the brakes I hit them hard (as I would have needed to do with the originals) and nearly went for an unintended flight over my handlebars. I'm very pleased with this, definitely worth it.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend