Shimano Dura Ace BR-7800 Brake Calipers

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $220.00


Product Description

The Dura-Ace 7900 brakes present a new, durable shoe compound that produces 210 percent stopping power...


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2011

Strengths:    Looks the Bee's knees
Excellent modulation
Long pad life
Light weight


Weaknesses:    No longer produced

Bottom Line:   
Big difference, coming from Ultegra 6600. Stopping from 40mph only requires a few feathered pulls from the lever and the bike comes to a rapid halt. With Ultegra, I needed long, hard lever action and the brakes got so hot, I thought the tube was going to pop...not with DA 7800!

Get them if you can still find them. Dura Ace 7900 is way over rated and prohibitively expensive.

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Favorite Ride:   State Hwy 74

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Ultegra 6600
SRAM Rival
Campy Record


Bike Setup:   16 pound Cannondale CAAD 9/7


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Veronikafan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    Awesome stopping power
light weight
good looks
easy spring tension adjustment


Weaknesses:    toe-in adjustment tricky to set up
need teeny-tiny 2mm allen key to change brake pads


Bottom Line:   
I finally upgraded my 20 year-old Dura Ace 7402 calipers to the 7800 model. They are lighter than the old single-pivots, and although they are a little fussy to set up, once dialed in, the performance is astonishing. In, fact, it is quite easy to lock up the rear wheel if you are not careful, due to the awesome stopping power.
Be sure to grease all the bolts upon installation, especially the tiny brake pad retention bolts, and don't overtighten the brake shoe fixing bolts, lest you crack the thin concave toe-in washers, which are essential for mounting the brake shoes.

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Favorite Ride:   Hunterdon Co., NJ

Similar Products Used:   Shimano BR-7402,7403, 6400, 1050



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fast ferd a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2009

Strengths:    1. Stopping power
2. Attractive
3. One-touch barrel adjuster
4. Long pad life


Weaknesses:    1. Looks like a nightmare to rebuild
2. Difficult to change pads


Bottom Line:   
Probably the best brakes ever. Interested to see how they will compare against the 7900's I'm getting shortly. I managed to buy a 2nd set to put on my 7700-equipped older bike. Smart move.

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Favorite Ride:   San Gabriel foothills

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   7403, 7700, Campy Nuovo, Campy Super (vintage)

Bike Setup:   Kestrel 200sci and Evoke


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 506_branch a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent braking power.

Weaknesses:    price

Bottom Line:   
Upgrated from 105's. Big difference in stopping power. Am heavy at 195pds and 105's did not feel quite strong enough. These are great though.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   e-bay

Similar Products Used:   105, tektro

Bike Setup:   TCR C2


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2008

Strengths:    Strong braking. Light weight. Easy to install and adjust.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I can not believe the improvement in stopping since switching to these brakes. I replaced a vintage set of Suntour Superbe Pro's that I had held on to for too long for sentimental reasons. My least favorite 15 percent downhill has now become my favorite, allowing me to confidently spin up to speed and quickly bleed it back off heading into the corners. I replaced the stock pads with Kool Stop Salmon's, and surprisingly I think the stock Shimano pads are actually better. In any case the Kool Stops are at best over-rated.

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Favorite Ride:   Hicks Road

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bike . com

Bike Setup:   Klein Quantum. Mavic SSC/SL wheels. Mix of campy and shimano components.



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