Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset

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Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset
The Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset provides plenty of stopping power and are a great upgrade for anyone still using single pivots.
  • 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
  • Sold as a pair

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Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset
  • WEIGHT 173g/wheel
  • MOUNT Single-bolt mount
  • LEVER COMPATIBILITY Road levers
  • PAD TYPE Cartridge
  • REACH Short (39-49mm)
  • Rating 3.5

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Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Sturdy design (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (6)
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1.0

Returning

By Bliksem

from Orlando, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

    • Dissapointing

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

      These are short, real short - they caught my tire and did not completely reach the rim. The rear caliper was also bent, one brake pad was pointing at an odd angle. The front caliper was also not perfectly straight. Give them a pass and go for something better.

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      3.0

      Not bad for the price

      By Cyclist 47

      from East coast

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

      • Fades Under Hard Braking
      • Heavy
      • Poor Lever Feel

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

      Rear brake is a bit squishy. Not as strong or light as ultregra, but better than I expected, and better than previous Tektro brake calipers I've used.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Iron Horse

      from Coldwater, Michigan

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

      Used these to replace an old Dia-Comp set on my 80's road steed. Solid, affordable upgrade for old single-pivot brakes. Fit great, with much more adjustability than the old ones. I highly recomend as an upgrade.

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      5.0

      just as good

      By Timovich

      from Winfield, AL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fade- Free
      • Great Stopping Power
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

        I replaced an old Dura Ace 7700 set with these, and they work as good or better. The only negative is the cheaper cable fixing bolt. It will rust if you don't clean it frequently, but how much trouble is that?

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good BR-7700 Copy

        By Richard Chan

        from Hell, USA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Great Value
        • Quality Materials
        • Silver Anodized
        • Well made

        Cons

        • Not Light
        • Stiff - friction

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

        Tektro makes several versions of dual pivot brakes. I believe all are Shimano copies. Too bad none are at their caliper but they don't cost $400/set either. This set I believe is their best effort. Dura Ace 7700 is known to be a bit flexy due to the weight reduction efforts. One key feature that was not copied is the ball bearing main pivot. This new set feels stiff. Not sure would a few drops of lube help but what else can you do. Great value at the "sale" price, still. Recommended.

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        4.0

        Surprisingly good for the price...

        By Ghost Rider

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

        The first review put me off these brakes, but my budgetary constraints convinced me otherwise. Turns out these are pretty good brakes, especially for the price -- smooth operation, easy to install (one turn of the centering screw and they were perfect)!

        The stock pads are OK...but a simple swap to salmon pads is worthwhile and greatly beneficial.

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        4.0

        Good budget brake

        By icepick

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fade- Free
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Caliper Road Bike Brakeset:

        I've actually only used the front brake so far on my single speed. Plenty of stopping power to stop my 200lb butt from full speed, and yes I ride fast. Didn't notice any play in pivot, brake shudder was, for all intensive purposes, non-existent. Overall a good brake for the money, even for twice the money. Only downside I see is they are somewhat heavy.

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