These brakes are for a "country bike". Extra long reach calliper 55mm to 73mm Dual pivot caliper brake set Forged alloy arms with adjustable angle cartridge pads. Quick release mechanism for quick and easy wheel installation.
Tektro R559 Road Brakeset Features:
System: Dual Pivot Caliper Brake
Material: Forged aluminium arms
Pads: P422 adjustable angle cartridge pads
Dimension: 53-73 mm (Long arms)
Weight: 179 grams per wheel
Nutted of Reccessed?: Nutted
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Vlad23 Good brakes
I used Brakeset to replace the old Weinmann on Staiger TRENTO. These brakes work better than original, even it can be used with V-brake lever.
03 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NineBolts retro bike upgrade
I used these to replace the Weinmann caliper brakes on a vintage road bike. If you've updated an old bike with new wheels then chances are you've had to adjust the brakes to near their full extent of drop and and if like me you're trying to use old Weinmann 730 brakes then you'll never be able to achieve the braking efficiency of a modern setup.
To go with the upgrade of faster wheels I needed better braking, queue the search for modern brakes that have suitable drop. These are one of the few options available and the price is very reasonable. They also come in the nutted fitting rather than the recessed fitting, which means they fit in the same way as the old Weinmanns without the need for any modification to the frame.
The swap was easy but like all modern brakes the cable entry is from the other side to that of vintage Weinmanns. That's not really an issue and just means a bit of cable routing around the rear of a vintage bike.
The brakes look the part, they have the form and function of modern calipers and similar dimensions to the originals on the bike, so you'll keep the overall line, dimensions and clearance for the widest of mudguards.
Stronger more rigid brakes means the lever pressure gets to the brake pads, at last I can stop my vintage singlespeed conversion as quickly as my modern roadie. The pads supplied could probably be better but they are in cartridges so could easily be swapped out if your preference is for more grippy pads.
19 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good Long Reach Brake
These work great if you have a bike that requires a longer reach brake or are converting a bike from 700C to 650B wheels. The calipers are designed not only for longer reach but to give better clearance on mud guard/fenders similar products by Shimano.
28 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Opção perfeita para híbridas
Adquiri os freios R556 (idênticos ao R559) para adaptar rodas 700c num quadro de mountain bike (Parkpre Scepter Comp) e o resultado não poderia ter sido melhor. Os freios tem ótimo poder de frenagem mesmo utilizando-se manetes para v-brake. A construção é esmerada e mesmo depois de milhares de km não surgiram folgas ou problemas. Recomendo plenamente.
09 February 2012
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