Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper

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Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper
Finally you can dual pivot power and modulation in a long-reach brake in a plain black wrapper. Nashbar's Long Reach Road Brakes are lightweight alloy so they're stiff, strong, and responsive; plus, with 40-60mm of reach, you can get the fit just where you want it.
  • Aluminum alloy is light, strong, and stiff
  • 40-60mm reach lets you dial in fit on most frame/wheel combinations
  • Dual pivot design provides superior braking strength and modulation
  • Select Front or Rear Caliper
  • Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper
    • WEIGHT 187g
    • MOUNT Road Frame/Fork
    • LEVER COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM
    • PAD TYPE Rubber
    • REACH 40mm-60mm
    • Rating 4.5

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    Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (7)
    • Commuting/city (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (7)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Brake Calipers

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    By Jonboy

    from Boston, MA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

      I bought these brakes for my 1980 Schwinn that was converted to 700c. They worked perfectly. The catch was they are made for the recessed nut, not the older traditional nut that I have on the back of my bike. My front fork has been updated and it worked great. I took a chance and ordered a front brake for the rear to get a longer bolt for the older style nut. It worked perfectly. If you go this route, just make sure to flip the pads around on the rear. The reach isn't so long, but is exactly as advertised in the description. Measure your bikes and do your research before you review things poorly for being exactly as advertised.

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      5.0

      brake caliper

      By xpeder

      from omaha ne

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

        good product need to replace rear brake caliper, replace it with this

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Not a very long reach

        By Steve

        from Greenwood Lake, NY

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

            The brakes are of good quality. Not long enough for 2 80's French bikes I've upgraded to 700 wheels. I'll use the brakes because they are are well made and affordable with home made drop mounts.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good quality brake for bike requiring a long reach caliper

            By smee29

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

              I installed these on a 2012 Trek 1.5 road bike. They work better than the original brake calipers. I did replace the pads with Kool Stop Dura 2 pads, so I can't comment on the quality of the included pads. Excellent modulation and stopping power. Recommended if you need to replace long reach calipers.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
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              • No

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              5.0

              Great brake

              By Sprocketman

              from Brussels WI

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

                This long reach brake fits perfectly on my old frame which I upgraded with new components

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good value

                By Skaggs

                from GA

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

                  Used these brakes to convert 80s steel 10 speed to 700c. Previously had Shimano Sora on the same bike with 27". I feel the same stopping power. Quick release levers don't help with getting wheels off (they would probably be enough for road tires, but I'm running cx 30c). Great price for the product. I highly recommend Nashbar products to anyone on a budget.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice Brake Calipers

                  By DC

                  from Tacoma

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

                    I bought these several months ago but only recently had the chance to finally finish the project bike that they were originally purchased for.

                    Replaced a cheap pair of center pivot brake calipers, made a world of difference. Reach is just right, solid feel, vast improvement over the original calipers.

                    If I ever get new rims, I might get some upgraded shoes/pads, but for this bike, they're a very good fit.

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Not Quite Long Reach

                    By Old Retro Rider

                    from Nashville , Tn.

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

                    If you want stronger braking over old style single pivot brakes for the money these are hard to beat! I bought 2 pairs of front caliphers to use on the rear of older steel frames. The front brakes longer mount bolt allow you to install the brake without drilling
                    your frame. You reuse your mounting hardware from the old brake and swap the brakepads left to right.
                    My only problem was the reach of these to the rim. They are shorter than stated under specifications with a max reach of only about 55-57mm.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    I would buy again

                    By D

                    from Ca

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • None yet

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Extreme Sports
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

                    I needed a long reach rear brake system, and this came up with the proper length at a excellent value...

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Only 40-60mm!

                    By Dr. Jake

                    from P-Town, UT

                    About Me Commuter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nashbar Long Reach Road Brake Caliper:

                        While these brakes are longer-than-the-average-road-brake, make sure that if you are converting an older 26" wheel bike with fenders (such as the lady-type bike I was refinishing for my wife)that you find the RIGHT length for the bike. These were too short for the bike I was restoring. I ended up ordering their brakes that have a 55-73mm reach. The 55-73mm brakes fit perfectly on the bike I was working on.
                        This is an awesome product. The brakes are lightweight, easy to install and have great stopping power. Just make sure that you order brakes that are long enough to reach for the bike you are working on!

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                        • Comfort Oriented
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                        • No

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