TekTro R539 Brake Calipers

1/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.99

Product Description

The R539 is an excellent dual pivot caliper brake for road bikes. Made of forged aluminum arms, this caliper is solid, yet only weighs in at 160grams each. The R539 features Tektro’s new lock device QR. Standard calipers don’...

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by trek600 a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2011

Strengths:    Good level of finish. Nice design clear fenders and opens up wide to remove wheel.

Weaknesses:    Dangerously feeble. Do not use for high speed descents.

Bottom Line:   
I wonder if there are manufacturing variations in this brake? Rivendell seems to love it. It looks well made and the finish is nice. The problem is there's way too much flex in the arms. Very spongy feeling at the lever, and no power despite attempts to optimize them by a pretty experienced bike mechanic (me). Tektro makes some good products, but this is not one of them.

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Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   velo-orange

Similar Products Used:   Mostly vintage brakes for

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Tektro R539 brakes - quick release releases when applying brakes

I have a pair of these on my 2010 Cannondale Synapse 5. Often when applying the brakes the quick release releases which can be dangerous. Can you suggest any adjustments to keep this from happening? Is this a defect? Thank youRead More »

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