Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers

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Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers
The Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers use a dual pivot caliper that provides plenty of stopping power and is a great upgrade for anyone who is still using the old single pivot caliper design. Click for Instruction Manual
  • Features include a centering adjustment screw, a quick release lever for easy wheel removal and replaceable cartridge brake pads
  • Stiff, lightweight aluminum arms with steel springs and bolts for excellent performance
  • Includes front and rear brakes
Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers
  • WEIGHT 173g/ea
  • MOUNT Single-bolt mount
  • LEVER COMPATIBILITY Road levers
  • PAD TYPE Cartridge
  • REACH Short (39-49mm)
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers
 
4.0

(based on 16 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sturdy design (11)
  • Easy to install (10)
  • Great stopping power (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Handles elements well (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7), Casual/ recreational (4), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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4.0

They work great!

By Brandomos

from Philadelphia

About Me Commuter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Great Stopping Power
  • Sturdy Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

    I have an old school Nashbar 3000 ETS. the brakes fit and work very well. I like the quick release and the larger adjuster. The only issue I had with mounting is I had to drill out the interior mounting hole so the nut would fit. Other than that they are great

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    5.0

    Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calip

    By DALLAS

    from Clinton, MD

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Sturdy Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

      This is the 3rd set that i purchased and used on builds. I have been happy so far and pleased with performance and looks. They have bee mounted on all silver, all black, and all white frames and look great on all of the builds and was able to adjust the reach without any problems.

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      4.0

      it works

      By cindylou

      from Columbia,sc

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Value For Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

        Bought these brakes to replace the originals on a 35 yr old bicycle.
        .E Z to adjust,would buy again.currently use the brake pads that came with them,and the stopping action is nice and smooth...

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        2.0

        Only one set of bolts

        By D'Rock

        from Maine

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

        • Only Short Bolts Included

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

        I got these for my training bike instead of the SRAM Red because, why not save $100+ (81 grams for a training bike, no big deal). However I wasn't able to install them on my Trek Frame because the bolts are too short (every other set of brakes I've ever ordered came with 2 sets, one short one long). Guess I'll have to go to the local bike shop and pick them up. They seem decent enough though and without using them yet I'd compare them to my old 105 from about 8 or 9 years ago as far as how they are built.

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        5.0

        Couldn't ask for more

        By Christosterone

        from Nevada City, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Lightweight
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

          I'm just getting into cycling, so I don't have much to compare to, but I've used these for 100+ miles and have no complaints whatsoever. They look good and work great! I have't noticed any fading at all. the other day I hit 40+ mph down a long hill and had no problem slowing down. I don't think it will be very often that I'll need more braking power than that.

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          2.0

          OK but not prefect

          By Beer Snob NYC

          from Astoria, NY

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

          I put a pair of these on my fiance's first road bike that I built frame up with extra parts and some nashbar parts. As with all cheaper calipers the brake pads are worthless and should be upgraded at installation. That said they worked ok. She is just over 100 lbs. so I would not say they were put under much stress. We have had problems with them not centering and rubbing on one side of the rim making it impossible to dial them in quite as close to the rim as I would like. They've seen about 3k miles in the past year. I do all our mech. work and I'm finally sick of dealing with them, and we are now looking to upgrade. When building a bike on a tight budget they will work but don't expect perfection. I've used the slightly more expensive Tektro calipers on a couple bikes and I recomend those instead.

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          5.0

          Very responsive and lightweight feel

          By Chris on the Road

          from Florida

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Great Stopping Power
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

            I bought a set 1 yr ago for a new bike build for my wife, and liked the feel and quality so much I ordered another set to upgrade my son's road bike. They really look good and have a firm, smooth feel when braking. You cannot go wrong by using the Jail Brakes. I am very satisfied!

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            5.0

            Great set of brakes . . . and look great

            By John

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Great Stopping Power
            • Handles Elements Well
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

              These brakes replaced the original single lever brakes . . . much less effort required to get even better braking action.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A very good set of brakes.

              By Scotty

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great price
              • Nice look
              • Solid feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

                  I put these Jail brakes on my old frame which had some rather cheap sidepull brakes on it which actually worked pretty well. But since I put these Jail brakes on my bike stops WAY better than before. And these brakes look really sharp, too. Glad I made the upgrade. Well worth the money.

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                  3.0

                  You get what you pay for

                  By Pete

                  from Santa Clara, CA

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Jail Brake Road Bike Brake Calipers:

                  I've used these on both a TT and an aluminum road bike, and they're adequate for commuting or casual riding. Upgrading the pads isn't a bad idea. The TT bike sees more trainer use than road use and the bolts have rusted in less than two years, so they're clearly not stainless. For hard riding I don't feel safe with them. If you're building up a cheap bike for casual use they're fine, otherwise SRAM Apex is probably your next best choice.

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